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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Canvassing and elections

Year: 2018

Conference instructs the Executive Council to set up a task and finish group on the issue of canvassing for elections within the Fire Brigades Union.

The group should provide...

Firefighter fitness training time

Year: 2018

Conference notes the content of the Firefighter Fitness Best Practice Guide produced by the NJC. Conference is alarmed at the lack of provision of fitness training equipment or fitness training time...

Mobile app

Year: 2018

Conference notes the ever expanding forms of digital communication and interactive platforms available and Conference also notes the wide range of FBU Members engagement with the various digital...

Women's-fit personal protective equipment and workwear

Year: 2018

Conference is concerned at the ongoing issue around the total lack of proper women’s-fit Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and workwear uniform. Complaints from our women Members centre on gloves...

100 years of the Fire Brigades Union

Year: 2018

Conference notes with pride that the 1st October 2018 represents the formal centenary of the Fire Brigades Union. Conference applauds every Member of the Fire Brigades Union in our 100 year...

Fitness testing

Year: 2018

Following on from the Firefit Conference and a notable increase in social media activity around the drill ground assessment and recommended strength test we recognise those who carried out the...

Firefighters 100 Lottery

Year: 2018

Conference recognises the outstanding contribution to good causes made by the Firefighters 100 Lottery and applauds every supporter who has participated. In the first 12 months after its launch the...

Mental ill health FBU officials and reps

Year: 2018

Conference notes that 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental ill health at some point in their life. Mental ill health can affect a person’s ability to cope with the demands of everyday life....

Regional and sectional secretaries meetings

Year: 2018

Conference notes that there is no requirement within the Rule Book for the Regional Secretaries and National Sectional Secretaries to hold combined meetings during any given year. Conference...

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...