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One year on: Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March

Join the Fire Brigades Union as we march to Downing Street with Justice4Grenfell on 16 June to demand justice for the victims of the disaster. One year ago 72 people died and 70 were injured in the worst fire in the UK for decades. Since then there has been a trail of broken promises from the...

FBU reacts to comments made on the Today programme

Responding to comments made by Andrew O’Hagan on the Today programme (30 May) Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), said: “The firefighters who responded to the Grenfell Tower fire, the emergency fire control operators who took dreadfully distressing calls, acted with...

Press report regarding the Grenfell Tower fire

The Fire Brigades Union wishes to clarify a number of points regarding the Grenfell Tower fire following a report today (25 May) in the Daily Telegraph. The FBU is participating in the public inquiry as a core participant. We are engaging in good faith in the inquiry process and hope that it...

New fire service mobilising system putting lives at risk

Fire appliances are not being mobilised to life-threatening emergencies because of failing I.T. software in East Sussex, it can be revealed.  Since the introduction of a new mobilising system at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in March there have been dozens of incidents where life-...

Statement on the Hackitt report into building regulations

Responding to the publication of the Hackitt review into building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Matt Wrack said: “It is perverse that the Hackitt review does not recommend an outright ban on flammable cladding despite...

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