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Herts politicians consider plans to cut a further 50 firefighter jobs

Hertfordshire’s politicians have revealed that they plan to make a further round of cuts to the county’s fire and rescue service despite the government commitment to ‘end austerity’. The draft integrated risk management plan (IRMP) for the next five years sets out a raft of proposals that...

Firefighter jobs continue to be slashed stoking safety fears

The Tory government continues to cut firefighter jobs in England, despite the service dealing with more incidents, more fires, and more fire deaths. Since 2009, the number of firefighters has decreased by 23%.   As of 31 March 2018, there were 32,340 firefighters (full time equivalent),...

West Midlands firefighters say no to the EDL

Firefighters from the West Midlands will join anti-racist demonstrators on 1 September to oppose a planned rally of the English Defence League (EDL). The Rally Against Hate, organised by the Worcester Trades Union Council, has been called in opposition to a ‘national event’ that the fascist EDL...

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