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Contaminants and the risk to firefighters

The FBU’s research project collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire (UClan), formed the focus of a segment on Inside Out on BBC One on Monday 30 September. A number of serving and retired firefighters who are living with cancer were interviewed about their experiences and the FBU's...

Date set for pensions remedy hearing

The next stage in the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) pensions battle will be held on 18 December 2019, when a provisional hearing has been listed at the Employment Tribunal. The hearing will look at proposals to address how the illegal parts of the government’s discriminatory attacks on...

Surrey firefighters launch trade dispute amid cuts

Protests
Surrey Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have launched a trade dispute with their fire and rescue service, calling for management to end unsafe practices in their fire and rescue service. Concerned firefighters and residents will protest outside Surrey County Hall at 13:00 on Tuesday 24th September. The...

Government deregulation responsible for Grenfell, new report says

Firefighters attending Grenfell Silent Walk
Central government bears ultimate responsibility for the Grenfell Tower fire, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said, in a new pamphlet which details how deregulation from consecutive governments led to the tragedy. The pamphlet will be launched at an event tonight (Monday 23 October) at Labour...

30,000 sign petition against Devon and Somerset fire cuts

30,000 sign petition against Devon and Somerset fire cuts Firefighters in Devon and Somerset are today handing in a petition with over 30,000 signatures from members of the public, calling on the service to scrap plans to ‘decimate’ fire services in the area. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has...

JACKPOT! More ways to win the Firefighters 100 Lottery than ever before

There are more chances to win in the Firefighters 100 Lottery than ever before, with new changes to prize structures coming in next month. Each week, there will three tiers of guaranteed winners, so that more than 70 people can take home a prize. Launched to mark the FBU’s centenary last year,...

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