Safety Fears Loom Over Non-Firefighter Managers In Fire Service

Fears have been raised over East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) appointing staff with no experience of firefighting to key operational positions. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned the safety of firefighters and the public is being jeopardised…

Firefighters in the West Midlands to ballot for strike action

Firefighters and emergency control operators in the West Midlands will ballot for strike action in an escalating row over the imposition of new contracts, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said today. Contracts introduced by West Midlands Fire Authority mean…

FBU Warns Isle of White Council Against Adopting Fire Service Proposals Over Safety Fears

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is urging the Isle of Wight’s council cabinet to reject a controversial review of the fire service that would put public safety at risk. The fire service review contains plans to cut the number of…

Historical Website Chronicling History Of The Fire Service And Its Union Goes Live

A new website examining 100 years of fire service history has been launched today (9 April) as part of plans to mark the centenary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Visitors to the site will be able to explore the…

Anger as Public denied consultation on Fire Service cuts

The public is being denied the right to have a say on proposed changes to the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service that the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) say are a threat to public safety. Managers at the service…

Fire Brigades Union Unveils Memorial to Fallen Firefighters on 60 Year Anniversary of Smithfield Fire

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have unveiled a memorial plaque to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of two firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Smithfield Market fire in 1958 in London. One of the original fire engines that attended…

United Kingdom Fire Brigades Union Celebrates its Centenary

FIRE BRIGADES UNION TURNS 100 This year will mark 100 years since the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), the first and only UK trade union to champion the specific needs of firefighters, was founded in 1918. Some 85% of all firefighters…