Policies agreed at the annual conference of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), dating back to 1975, can be found on this page.


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Firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE)

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference is concerned around the adequacy of fi refi ghter PPE. Our Members are being
injured at incidents and worryingly in training environments. The PPE we are provided should be

Wholetime/retained contracts

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference condemns the practice of Fire Authorities and service management utilising
secondary contracts for Wholetime Duty System (WDS) fi refi ghters to increase the availability...

Public holidays

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference is astounded that due to the reduction in numbers of personnel on fi re stations up and down the country, Fire and Rescue Services are not granting Public Holidays and then taking them...

Compensatory rest

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference is greatly concerned with the continued cuts to the UK Fire and Rescue Service.
The consequence of the reduction of over 10,000 fi refi ghters results in fi refi ghters having...

New shift proposals

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference is concerned by the number and variety of new shift patterns being proposed around the country, and urge the Executive Council to instruct Brigade Officials to only negotiate on new...

Incident command training

Year: 2017 (xx)

In recognising the importance of effective Incident Command in keeping our Members safe and
achieving successful outcomes at incidents, Conference notes...

Control staff pay rates

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference acknowledges the extremely stressful and demanding role carried out by our Members in Emergency Fire Controls across the United Kingdom. Like that of operational Members the role of...

Hot fire training

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference is appalled that some Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs), following cuts to their
budgets or for other organisational reasons seek to provide the bare minimum of required

Police vetting

Year: 2017 (xx)

Conference instructs that the FBU must protect the terms and conditions of its Members by opposing any form of Police vetting. Vetting is a tool used by the Police to check the integrity of its...