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FBU responds to upcoming Channel 4 Dispatches on Grenfell

Firefighters attending Grenfell Silent Walk
On Monday 18 February, Channel 4 Dispatches will air a programme titled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? The FBU has not yet seen the programme, but understands that it will be highly critical of the London Fire Brigade's response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Ahead of the programme's...

Red Plaque honouring firefighter John Noble

A red plaque, in memory of Watch Manager John Noble, who died in the line of duty, was unveiled on 23 January 2019. The fire appliance John was travelling in whilst attending an emergency call at Strathdevon Primary School, Dollar in Central Scotland was involved in a fatal collision outside...

No-deal Brexit would be disastrous, firefighters warn

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has today condemned the disastrous consequences of a no-deal Brexit for firefighters, other workers, and the UK economy, and called for a general election to resolve the deadlock. The union is concerned that in a ‘no-deal Brexit’, the UK may instead be subject to...

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...

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