Fire & Rescue Service Matters - December 2018 | Fire incidents on the rise as firefighter numbers are drastically cut


In 2017-18 fire and rescue services in England attended just under 170,000 fire incidents – a 3% increase since last year; during the past five years - total fire incidents has plateaued. Non-fire incidents have seen a large increase with firefighters responding to over 170,000 incidents - a...

The Grenfell Tower fire: Background to an atrocity


The Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 was one of the most appalling tragedies of recent times and one which I and others have described as an atrocity. This is the worst fire in terms of fi re deaths within living memory in the UK. Police announced in November 2017 that 71 victims had been...

Labour Party democracy review


The Labour Party have recently gone through a review process that has looked at Party democracy. This was an extensive review and sought submissions from members, CLPs and affiliates alike. The Executive Council has held several discussions around this, and felt it was important that the FBU...

A short introduction to firefighting in London


As the Grenfell Tower Inquiry got under way the FIre Brigades Union thought it helpful to create a brief guide to introduce reporters to firefighting terms. You can download the briefing via this page. 

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