Fiirefighters hand on dirty helmet

Protect yourself against contaminants

New FBU guidance spells out what must be done to minimise hazards, Lynne Wallis reports. Proving the link between workplace hazards such as contaminants and illnesses such as cancer is notoriously difficult, as has been shown by hosts of workers who have been put at risk in the workplace over past...

Firefighter Mo Ahmed pictured at his sister's grave

Anyone need to talk?

Awareness of the mental health problems that can confront firefighters is growing. But there is still a long way to go. William Murphy reports. It was an emergency call out to Newham in east London that brought it all back to firefighter Mo Ahmed. His crew from Plaistow fire station was called to a...