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…

New research shows emergency response to tower block fires is a postcode lottery

The ability of fire crews to respond promptly and professionally to life threatening tower block fires is a postcode lottery, according to new research from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), which represents the vast majority of UK firefighters. Differing levels…

Queen’s Speech: Firefighters tell government to stop disastrous cuts

Firefighters have called on MPs to support an amendment to the Queen’s Speech tomorrow (28 June) that will protect the fire and rescue service in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), which represents the…

Firefighter’s dramatic new film shows human cost of slowing 999 response times

A new film released on 31st May 2017 called The Firefighters’ Dilemma is calling for the government to set national standards to improve emergency response times. The film shows a pensioner trapped inside a burning flat. The first fire engine…

Firefighters welcome Labour manifesto commitment to increase frontline numbers

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warmly welcomed commitments made in the Labour Party manifesto for greater investment in the fire and rescue service. The manifesto, published today (16 May), confirms that Labour will recruit at least 3,000 new frontline…

£1000 reward for return of stolen iPod

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has posted a £1,000 reward for information leading to the return of an iPod that was stolen from the daughter of late firefighter Alan Bannon. Abi Bannon was devastated after the blue iPod Nano –…

Government cuts whipping up ‘perfect storm’ of public safety risk

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) told delegates at the TUC annual congress today that government funding cuts are stretching the fire and rescue service beyond the limit and putting lives at risk. More than 9,600 firefighter jobs have gone since…

999 EMERGENCY: SAVE OUR FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE, URGES FIRE BRIGADES UNION FILM

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has today launched a hard hitting film about life threatening cuts to the fire and rescue service (FRS), claiming that the public are no longer safe. ‘Firefighters provide a 24 hour, seven days a week…

GOVERNMENT SLAMMED FOR FIRE SERVICE CUTS CHAOS, MP’S SAY

The government are putting lives at risk by failing to recognise the true extent of budget cuts to the fire and rescue service, an influential House of Commons committee has said. The Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Labour MP Meg…

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