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Photo competition 2020

Winner of FBU photo competition 2019
After receiving such high quality entries to last year’s photo competition, we were encouraged to do it all again in 2020. We are looking for well composed images that are striking, tell a story and illustrate one or more aspects of a firefighter’s working life; the more dramatic, creative,...

3,000 fire and rescue personnel in coronavirus isolation as services pay the price for testing fiasco

Fire and rescue personnel urgently need coronavirus testing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned, as services lose up to 12% of their firefighters and control staff to self-isolation. Nearly 3,000 fire and rescue staff are in self-isolation and unable to work, representing 5.1% of the UK’s...

300 London firefighters to help ambulance coronavirus response

Hundreds of firefighters have agreed to drive ambulances and assist paramedics to aid the London Ambulance Service’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The London Fire Brigade agreed on Wednesday that 300 firefighters would assist paramedics after last week’s national agreement between the...

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