Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fire chief slammed after firefighters sent home from shift

A chief fire officer has been accused of behaving wrecklessly after he sent home two firefighters from their shift on Monday (16 Jan) when they refused to operate a Tactical Response Vehicle (TRV). The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) say that

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Cuts to blame for rising fire deaths as Home Office publish new figures

The number of people who have died as a result of fires in the home has increased significantly according to a report published by the Home Office today. The Fire Incident Response Times statistical bulletin reveals that in England between April 2015

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The government and fire service employers in England and Wales are in court today over discriminatory pensions

The government and fire service employers in England and Wales are in court today (10 Jan) defending a pension scheme in which some younger firefighters will have to save more than 85% of their wage in order to access the

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