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FBU statement on Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) welcomes the publication of the Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing. There are hard lessons for all emergency services to learn in the report. The FBU has been considering the implications of what happened on the night and will review those in the light...

Historical firefighting equipment on display in Glasgow

Vintage fire engines, classic fire service uniforms and historical firefighting equipment will be on display this Wednesday (28 March) for a free one day only exhibition at St. Enoch Square, Glasgow. It is part of an event to mark 100 years since the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) was founded. In...

Firefighters' union backs walk out from Spycops inquiry

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has backed a walkout of participants from the public inquiry into undercover police spying. The action came in response to the failure of the Mitting inquiry to make any real progress in three years and the refusal of the judge chairing the inquiry, Sir John Mitting...

100 FBU members needed urgently for centenary exhibition

Starting this Friday, a series of photoshoots will take place across the UK in order to capture 100 Faces of the FBU to be used in an exhibition celebrating the union’s centenary. Touring the country later this year, the exhibition will host 100 portraits of union members and will explore what...

Victory for FBU in Cheshire

Following a robust campaign sustained over two years, the FBU in Cheshire have finally got the decision overturned to downgrade fire appliances at Crewe and Ellesmere Port from full time to on call. Following the Cheshire Fire Authority’s approval to downgrade both stations’ appliances, the vote...

Fury as fire authority agrees to sack firefighters

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has slammed Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority who this week granted permission for all firefighters to be sacked in two weeks if an agreement cannot be reached on a new duty system. The service would then offer firefighters re-employment but with inferior contracts...

FBU lambasts fire and rescue service plan for Devon and Somerset

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has lambasted a proposed five year plan for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) that is set to be voted on at this Friday's (16 February) fire authority meeting. The FBU says that the draft ‘Integrated Risk Management Plan’ (IRMP) and...

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