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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...

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...

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