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Almost a third of fire safety inspectors cut, report reveals

Fire services have lost nearly a third of their fire safety inspectors since 2010, a shock report reveals. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), who compiled the figures from a series of Freedom of Information requests, says the staggering 28% drop in inspector numbers across the UK is a risk to public...

Watch Matt Wrack speak at the 2017 Labour party conference

Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, spoke at this year’s Labour party conference moving a motion about Grenfell Tower. You can watch the speech below. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100...

Video: Consultation continues on firefighter pay

In an important video update Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), answers your questions on the current pay offer. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-...

West Country firefighters support brave Grenfell colleagues

Firefighters in the South West, along with the TUC, raised more than £1,000 at the three day Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in July for the Grenfell Firefighters’ Support Fund. A cheque was presented yesterday (23 August) by Fire Brigades Union (FBU) South West official Tam McFarlane to a group...

FBU: Solidaridad to firefighters in wake of Barcelona terror attack

FBU members wearing We Rescue people, Not Banks t-shirts inspired by Barcalona firefighters
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has expressed its solidarity with the firefighters who responded to the terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left at least 14 people dead and dozens more injured. In a letter to the trade union who represent firefighters across Spain, FBU general secretary...

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