Saving firefighters' lives

We can make firefighting safer with our ground-breaking contaminants research, but we need all firefighters to take part, says FBU general secretary Matt Wrack . Last year, we launched a contaminants research project with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to examine the links between...

Fighting heat-related illness

Today the FBU and Union Learn are launching a vital health and safety initiative – our Heat Illness Preparation and Awareness (HIPA) course. Overexposure to heat can have a significant effect on a firefighter’s health, with an immediate risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Coroner reports from...

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