A history of activism

Members taking part in this year’s FBU women’s school had two anniversaries to celebrate. Helen Hague talked to them about what they get from the school (all photos copyright of Jess Hurd) --- There was something rather special about the FBU women’s school in the union’s centenary year. Women in...

Women blazing a trail

Twenty-five female firefighters lost their lives during the Second World War – some of the forgotten heroines of the home front, writes Lynne Wallis Women worked as firefighters long before the Second World War. They were employed by private brigades and others like the one attached to the feminist...

Siren magazine, summer 2016

Publication

In this edition of Siren magazine, a publication dedicated to the FBU's women members, we pay tribute to former national women's committee chair Helen Harrison who has retired from the service. We...

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