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New report reveals Grenfell complacency, firefighters say

No fire safety report was commissioned for the final Grenfell cladding refurbishment plans, an earlier report published by Inside Housing has revealed. The news "sheds further light on the complacent attitude towards resident safety shown by the council, the Westminster government, and...

Firefighters warn of unsafe cuts in Tyne and Wear

Firefighters expressed both shock and anger at the announcement from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (TWFRA) that due to government cuts to the tune of £3.6m they intend to make further cuts to an already dangerously depleted service. At a fire authority meeting this week they agreed to a...

Fire Brigades Union condemns attacks on firefighters

Today, as the Scottish Parliament debates attacks on emergency service workers and thanks them for all the work they do - the Fire Brigades Union condemns verbal and physical attacks on firefighters during one of the busiest periods of the year. This year, on bonfire night, Operational Fire...

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