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Government “sneaks through” 15% cut to fire service

The Westminster government will cut fire and rescue service funding in England by 15% over the next year, analysis from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has found, despite claiming that “austerity is over”. Firefighters warn that the government is refusing to learn the lessons of the Grenfell Tower...

FBU responds following Channel 4 Dispatches on Grenfell

The Fire Brigades Union will be looking in detail at the issues raised by Channel 4 Dispatches Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? Commenting on the programme, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “It’s absolutely right that the bereaved, residents and survivors ask the difficult...

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...

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