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Remembering our fallen | Firefighters 100 Lottery

The Firefighters 100 Lottery is helping to fund memorials to firefighters who have died in the line of duty. But this really important work can only continue if people support our lottery. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up

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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

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FBU statement on Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) welcomes the publication of the Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing. There are hard lessons for all emergency services to learn in the report.   The FBU has been considering the implications of what happened on

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HISTORIC EDITIONS OF FIREFIGHTER MAGAZINE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FIRST TIME

Today, as part of the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) centenary celebrations, all surviving issues of Firefighter magazine dating back to 1932 are being made available to browse online in what is believed to be a first for a UK trade

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Transportation of casualties in fire service vehicles

1st February 2018 Dear Brother / Sister Members will be aware of the pressures that the NHS and YAS are currently under. When demand levels are at their highest WYFRS are notified and have issued guidance on the transportation of

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Please complete the Staff Survey

Dear Colleague We are issuing this communication jointly to encourage all staff members to support and respond to the staff survey. It is crucial that we collectively understand how staff feel about working in the organisation.  It helps both managers

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The NWC AGM is to be held at Wortley Hall, Sheffield on Monday 20th November 2017

The NWC AGM is to be held at Wortley Hall, Sheffield on Monday 20th November 2017. Issues that are affecting you can be voiced and heard in this motion based AGM. So if you’d like to get involved, speak to

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Cessation of Trials of EMR and Other Work

Dear Brother/Sister Cessation of Trials of EMR and Other Work The Executive Council met today to report and discuss the outcomes of the membership consultation which commenced on 23 August 2017. The wider outcomes of that meeting will be the

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Pay Consultation Result

Dear Brother/Sister Pay Consultation Result Following a democratic consultation with our members, the FBU has decided not to accept the proposals on pay made by our employers. The reasons for this rejection varied between members and across different parts of

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Parliamentary Lobby 17th October Volunteers Needed

The Brigade Secretary will be taking a small group of delegates to lobby parliament on the 17th October, HOWEVER we are targeting marginal MP’s with a majority of less than 2,500 votes and guess what? They’re only 2 in our entire

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