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...

Losing Control? Cuts, closures and challenges in UK fire controls


Fire control is the epicentre of the fire and rescue service, providing a crucial service to local communities and firefighters attending emergency incidents. Our control members are hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated professionals who are keeping things together through their sheer...

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...

Alerter magazine, winter 2016


The new look Alerter magazine for retained members is back. In this edition, we investigate the future of the retained duty system as its long, unsociable hours and real terms pay cut seems to be forcing people out of the job. We also hear from Peter Barrat about his month-long...

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