Three firefighters posing for a picture in the 1950s

And so it began...

The FBU was born at a time of social upheaval, when London police officers were on strike during a world war, writes Helen Hague . When thousands of striking police officers marched on Downing Street in late August 1918, women’s suffrage campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst sensed revolutionary fervour in...

Help us record the history of our service, profession and union

As plans to celebrate the union’s centenary in 2018 gather pace, FBU general secretary Matt Wrack appeals for members’ help. The Fire Brigades Union will be 100 years old in 2018. On a recent visit to the union’s archives, which are held at the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick, we...

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