Flowers being laid at Stephen Hunt's memorial

Another needless firefighter death, another catalogue of errors

Unlawful killing verdict after six and a half week inquest. Lynne Wallis reports. It has been three years since 38-year-old firefighter Stephen Hunt died while battling a fire started deliberately by two teenage girls in Manchester city centre. In May Stephen’s family finally, at the end of a...

Ken Cameron at FBU conference in 1986

Farewell Ken Cameron

Our former general secretary Ken Cameron, a popular, well-known figure in the trade union movement at home and internationally, has died. Born in Scotland, Ken joined the fire service in Birmingham and rapidly became involved in the FBU. He addressed his first conference in 1966 and later became a...

Fleur Lombard

Fleur Lombard: ceremony marks 20th anniversary of tragedy

Twenty years since her tragic death, firefighters from across Avon gathered for a ceremony at the memorial dedicated to Fleur Lombard, writes South West EC member Tam McFarlane. On Sunday 4 February 1996, fire crews from the then Avon Fire Brigade, were called to reports of a serious fire at a...