Firefighter magazine, June/July 2018


This month's Firefighter magazine reports from the annual FBU conference where the Grenfell Tower fire took centre stage during a debate hailed as one of the most poweruful in union history. Read up on the debate and the other key moments from conference. Elsewhere in the magazine Dave Green...

Firefighter magazine, April/May 2018


Contaminants, the dangers they pose and what firefighters can do to protect themselves is the key theme of the latest issue of Firefighter magazine. FBU national officer Sean Starbuck reports on an international conference convened to tackle the issue of firefighters being exposed to cancer-causing...

Firefighter magazine, February/March 2018


In the first Firefighter magazine of our centenary year, we lead on the 60th anniversary of the Smithfield market fire which led to the deaths of two firefighters. The blaze also led to major changes to Breathing Apparatus and firefighting procedures. Elsewhere, we hear about the union's plan ...

Firefighter magazine, August 2017


The Grenfell Tower fire was a disaster that should never have been allowed to happen and one which saw FBU members go beyond the call of duty to save as many lives as possible. The August issue of Firefighter focuses heavily on the aftermath of Grenfell in what was the worst loss of life in a fire...

Firefighter magazine, June 2017


With a snap general election underway, the latest edition of Firefighter magazine, now online, calls on members to vote for a Labour government which will start investing in public services. Since the Conservatives came to power in 2010 – on the promise of no frontline cuts - funding for fire...

Firefighter magazine, April 2017


The April issue of Firefighter magazine reveals that if firefighters’ pay had kept pace with inflation since 2010, it is estimated that they would be earning £2,000 a year more. Paul Hampton lifts the lid on the pay freeze and argues that firefighters face many more years of this if the Westminster...

Firefighter magazine, February 2017

Cover shows three firefighters pictured in 1950s

The first edition of Firefighter in 2017 features a special investigation about the slow creep of privatisation in the UK fire service. In a double page spread, David Wibberley lifts the lid on developments in Surrey, Cleveland and Cambridgeshire that are painting...

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