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Fire services under strain as heatwave continues

Reacting to the increase in fires as a result of the hot weather as well as the ongoing moorland fires, Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said:    "The dry hot weather has created tinderbox conditions across the nation. Fire and rescue services are tackling the...

FBU statement on conclusion of evidence to GTI: Friday 29 June

Reacting to today's (29 June) developments at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, a Fire Brigades Union spokesperson said:  “Both Daniel Brown and David Badillo presented themselves in the best possible manner to the Inquiry demonstrating dedication and professionalism in the face of an...

Firefighter strike over new contracts on hold for now

Firefighters in the West Midlands have called off planned strike action after the fire service employer agreed to halt the introduction of controversial contracts for new entrants, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said.    However, the union said the development did not mean that...

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