The government has published its response to consultation about how new minimum service levels legislation will work in fire and rescue services. Basing it on appliance availability has been strongly criticised by the firefighters union, the FBU.
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After a career in policing, Louise Harrison has joined Buckinghamshire as its new chief. It’s a tricky time with the service in special measures and culture reviews looming, here she shares her thoughts on leadership and getting to know the world of fire.
The Fire Brigades Union confirmed that the claims for its members injured in the Grenfell tragedy have been settled for…
An update on how London Fire Brigade is implementing change after a damning independent review of its culture.
The Home Office has published its response to a consultation on a wide range of reforms to the fire and rescue service including its position on governance, pay and conditions and operational independence of chief fire officers.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) is ‘inadequate’ at responding to emergencies, a new report has found. According to the…
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has raised serious concerns over the appointment of Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue’s new Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive Officer who does not have firefighting experience.
The Fire Brigades Union has published a manifesto setting out its demands to reverse cuts and commit to investment in…
A new report from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry reveals that since the Inquiry started its work in the aftermath of the tragic fire in 2017, the total cost has risen to £170m.
Firefighters and control room staff across the UK have accepted a new pay deal to end their dispute over pay. 96 per cent of Fire Brigades Union members voted to accept the pay offer on an 84 per cent turnout. The pay settlement is for 7 per cent backdated to July 2022, plus an additional 5 per cent from July 2023.