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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Line rescue standards

Year: 2018

Conference is concerned that there is a difference in standard operating procedures, and therefore safety, across different Fire and Rescue Services in the UK regarding the provision of line...

Emergency fire control

Year: 2018

Conference recognises the vital, lifesaving role that Members in Emergency Fire Control give to the Fire and Rescue Service. This is highlighted at incidents such as the house fire in Warminster on...

BA guidelines

Year: 2018

Conference notes that across the country Fire and Rescue Authorities have been considering the removal of BA Guidelines and in some cases have already removed them from frontline appliances....

Funding of council fire and rescue services

Year: 2018

County Council Fire and Rescue Services are facing a greater financial crisis due to the simply devastating austerity cuts heaped upon the public services. These services have no ability to hold or...

Mental health related to the workplace

Year: 2018

Conference is concerned that mental health related to the work place is on the increase and is affecting our Members’ health and wellbeing. The Health and Safety Executive figures show that stress...

Shift systems

Year: 2018

Conference opposes the opportunistic methods employed by Brigades to impose an agenda of cuts to operational staff in the name of modernisation. Conference instructs Officials that when a Fire and...

Standard rank structure

Year: 2018

Conference, to support the safe control of firefighting operations there needs to be a drive to stop the creation by Fire and Rescue Services around the UK of roles/ranks that sit outside any agreed...

Welfare provision

Year: 2018

Conference notes the heroic actions of both firefighting and control Members at recent traumatic incidents including the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. These traumatic incidents can have a detrimental...

Facility time for brigade officials

Year: 2018

Conference recognises the increasing pressures placed upon Brigade Officials. Since the demise of the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council and national attendance standards being replaced by...

National overtime/additional hours ban

Year: 2018

Conference is extremely concerned by the ongoing cuts to frontline fire provision across the UK. These cuts affect negatively both firefighter and public safety.

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