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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Public holidays

Year: 2017

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

Compensatory rest

Year: 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Section 188 notice

Year: 2017

Conference demands that any future issuing of a Section 188 (dismiss and re-engage)
notifi cation, will be met with an emergency recalling of the Executive Council, where approval

National standards of fire cover

Year: 2017

It is with deep concern that Conference notes the recent statistics relating to the provision of
emergency response in many areas across the UK.

With regards to the period of...

North West fire control

Year: 2017

Conference notes with concern that North West Fire Control is not a member of the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services. North West Fire Control employs FBU...