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Matt Wrack on firefighting and Grenfell

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary
The FBU's general secretary, Matt Wrack's speech at the Durham Miners' Gala captures the feeling of the Fire Brigades Union in the aftermath of Grenfell. Watch Matt's full speech here:

Chaos at Surrey fire service as I.T. systems fail

Vital I.T. systems have crashed at Surrey Fire Emergency Control forcing operators to use pen and paper in order to take details of emergency incidents and mobilise fire engines. The Surrey County Council I.T. system crashed at 17:39 on Monday evening (17 July). The Fire Brigades Union (FBU)...

MBE awarded to FBU's black and ethnic minority members official

Michael Nicholas, secretary of the FBU’s black & ethnic minority members (B&EMM) section, has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 Queen’s birthday honours list for services to the fire brigade and to the black and ethnic minority community in London. He is the first black FBU official to...

Pay proposal update

In response to the FBU's reaction to the recent pay proposal Councillor Nick Chard, the chair of the fire service employers, issued the following statement: “In recent weeks, firefighters have responded to some of the most challenging calls imaginable – from terrorist incidents to the...