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Firefighters call forum to implement Grenfell inquiry recommendations

Firefighters attending Grenfell Silent Walk
Recommendations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry report must be implemented “quickly and efficiently”, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said, calling for a forum of all those needed to drive through sweeping changes to UK fire safety. The union calls for a “turning point” in UK fire safety in a...

Number of fire fatalities on the rise in Surrey

Surrey FBU rally credit Jess Hurd
The number of fire fatalities is on the rise in Surrey, the Fire Brigades Union has learned. Home Office statistics released on 14 November show that Surrey has seen the steepest rise in fire deaths in over a decade, with the number of fire-related fatalities rising from one to nine over the...

Firefighter fatalities in Italy on 5 November

Firefighter fatalities in Piedmont Italy 5 November 2019
A letter was sent today on behalf of the FBU to the public service workers union in Italy (Federazione Lavoratori Funzione Pubblica - FP-CGIL): Dear comrades, Firefighter fatalities in Italy on 5 November The Fire Brigades Union sends our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the...

Over 1,000 attacks on firefighters, as crews face bonfire night bombardment

FBU photo competition 2017 fire appliance night shot
There were 1,170 attacks on UK firefighters in the last year, according to new research from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). This bonfire night saw “appalling” attacks on firefighters across the UK, as overstretched and under-resourced crews faced one of their busiest nights of the year. In...

FBU response to Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report

Firefighters attending Grenfell Silent Walk
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary:  “The Inquiry’s interim report must finally be a turning point for fire safety in the UK. Warning after warning from previous fires were ignored; central government must now take responsibility for ensuring that recommendations are applied nationwide...