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Lives at risk as fire engines are cut back

Lives are being put at risk in Merseyside because it will take firefighters far longer to arrive at emergencies due to a cut in the number of hours that fire engines are crewed, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said today. The warning comes after Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service announced...

Save 40% on rooms at Brook Hotels

Brook Hotels, who have supported the Firefighters 100 Lottery, are now offering union members and supporters a discount break away at any one of their hotels.   Book a stay at one of their five locations for any time before April 30th and you will receive a reduced rate of just £35 per...

Firefighters anger at 40% rise in London fire deaths

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says its London members are deeply upset and angry to learn that the number of people killed in fires has risen sharply in the capital, according to the latest figures released by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) this week.    In 2016, the latest year for...

New FBU president begins term

Ian Murray has taken up the position of president of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). He will be the 13th president in the union’s 100 year history. Hailing from Hull in East Yorkshire, Murray won an election late last year to replace president Alan McLean who retires having held the post...

Fire Brigades Union turns 100

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. Some 85% of all firefighters are members.   To mark this historic milestone the FBU is planning a year of events...

Limited edition 2018 FBU centenary calendar now on sale

In 2018, the Fire Brigades Union will celebrate 100 years since its founding. To mark this historic milestone the union has commissioned a special, limited edition centenary themed calendar. The calendar, featuring 12 iconic images from the union’s history, is available to order on the FBU shop...

Pension update – appealing against age discrimination

The FBU’s long fought case against age discrimination of over 6,000 firefighters with regards to the 2015 pension changes is being heard this week in Court 1 at Fleetbank House in London. Back in 2015 the government brought in a new pensions scheme that the FBU regards as ‘unworkable’ and ‘does...

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