Yearly Archives: 2018

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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UNION CONDEMNS POLICE COMMISSIONER TAKEOVER OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FIRE SERVICE

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has condemned the decision to allow Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Stephen Mold to takeover the county’s fire and rescue service. Announced by the Home Office this week it means the county council fire

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MAYORAL POWERGRAB OF FIRE SERVICE COULD SPELL DISASTER, WARNS UNION

No public mandate exists for the West Midlands Fire Service to be taken over by the Mayor according to the results of a public consultation, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. The consultation saw just 1163 people respond out of a population of 2.8

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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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Congratulations Martyn

***** This just in from the Brigade Secretary**** West Yorkshire FBU Brigade Chairs election I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the recent West Yorkshire FBU Chairs election, which has been held with dignity and respect. As Brigade

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On the MEND

Massive thanks to Zenab and Shahab from MEND, who came and gave a very informative presentation to the brigade committee today. We’ll look forward to working together again and building on these foundations from today.

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Love a Muslim Day

After the disgusting threats of violence against our colleagues and neighbours from far right terrorists in recent days, people are coming together in solidarity to “Love a Muslim”. Please come and show your solidarity with us tonight, 5pm at Centenary

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Election for Yorkshire and Humberside EC Member

This just in from the Brigade Secretary ALL FBU MEMBERS ELECTION FOR YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE EC MEMBER Firstly let me apologise for such a long winded message, but within hours of the announcement that WYFBU are recommending Brother Steve Howley

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ELECTION FOR YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE EC MEMBER

ALL FBU MEMBERS ELECTION FOR YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE EC MEMBER You will shortly or already have received a ballot paper for the above election to your home addresses. There are just two candidates standing, Brother Pete Smith and Brother Steve

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Get your MP to sign EDM 1115 to mark Firefighters’ Memorial Day 2018

The Fire Brigades Union is urging members to write to their MP to support a parliamentary motion marking Firefighters’ Memorial Day 2018. Laid by former firefighter Jim Fitzpatrick MP, EDM 1115 – Firefighters’ Memorial Day, 4 May 2018 calls on Parliamentarians to

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