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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Emergency fire controls

Year: 2018

Conference notes that the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 states that a Fire and Rescue Authority must make provision for the purpose of:

(a) extinguishing fires in its area, and...

Retaining fee

Year: 2018

Conference notes the decision made by Conference in 2009 in respect of Resolution 18 on the Retaining Fee, moved by the National Retained Committee. Conference also notes the position taken in...

Audit of part-time workers conditions

Year: 2018

Conference tasks the Executive Council to undertake an audit of UK Fire and Rescue Services to ascertain to what extent that each is complying with their legal requirements under part-time workers...

Police Collaboration

Year: 2018

Conference is extremely concerned at the Conservative Party policy of allowing Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to run Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs).

This policy is an attack...

Fire and rescue service apprenticeships

Year: 2018

Conference notes that increasing numbers of Fire Services are looking to adopt apprenticeship schemes leading to direct entry into a firefighter role. While this is an opportunity to secure and...

Far-right extremism

Year: 2018

Conference notes with concern the rise of far-right extremist groups and individuals who openly promote division and hatred within our communities. Lessons of the past must be learned and the FBU...

Pay strategy

Year: 2018

Conference notes the following:

i) The Executive Council Policy Statement on ‘Firefighters Pay’ 2017, in particular the part which states:

2. "The union will launch a...

Condemnation of the treatment of the Rohingya people

Year: 2018

Conference is appalled at the alleged state sponsored violence, oppression and human rights breaches against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The treatment of the Rohingya people is described by...