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 ...

2017 Budget submission


This is the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) submission to the Westminster government’s consultation ahead of the 2017 Autumn Budget, due to be delivered on 22 November.  Following the Chancellor’s announcement in the Autumn Statement 2016, there will now only be one fiscal event in each year....

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...

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