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Firefighters' union 'horrified' at increase in people dying in fires

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has reacted to the release today of new figures on fires and fire deaths by describing both the rise in fires for the second year running and the rise in fatalities as ‘horrifying’.  Fire incidents have increased in England by 9% for the year ending September...

Campaign launched against "flexible" contracts for new firefighters

Firefighters in the West Midlands are campaigning against “flexible” contracts that would force new joiners to carry out any work in any role that the service signs them up to. It comes after West Midlands Fire Service signed contracts with local councils and the NHS to provide services, one of...

NHS - Fix it Now - Emergency Demonstration

Health Campaigns Together have joined together with the Peoples Assembly to call an emergency demonstration to Fix our NHS Now.  The demonstration is demanding more Beds, Staff and Funds. A route of the march can be found here  Transport may be available from your area check here...

'Firefighters 100' The centenary year of the Fire Brigades Union

This year will mark 100 years since the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), the first and only UK trade union to champion the specific needs of all firefighters, was founded in 1918.  Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “This is an opportunity for firefighters and the communities they serve to...

The Smithfield Fire 1958 - 60 years on.

General Secretary, Matt Wrack, explains the importance of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary since the Smithfield fire in the latest FBU video. The 1958 Smithfield fire was reported to be one of the capitals worst fires since the blitz. Two professionals, Station Officer Jack Fourt...

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