Years of cuts have left the Scottish fire and rescue service dangerously understaffed, with over 700 front-line firefighters’ jobs lost since 2013, says DENISE CHRISTIE
Tuesday 29th Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
NEARLY one in five front-line firefighter jobs have been cut since 2010, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said yesterday.
The union has written to all MPs in Britain warning that continued “savage” cuts seriously threaten public safety.
It said figures a post-war...
Thursday 6th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
The abolition of the requirement for new schools to be fitted with sprinklers is a recipe for tragedy, writes TAM McFARLANE
Tuesday 13th Dec 2016
BBC investigation shows two-thirds of brigades have worsened
Monday 12th Dec 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Firefighters call for urgent action by authorities
Wednesday 25th May 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS warned yesterday that “unscrupulous landlords” are putting lives at risk as new research shows that one in five privately rented homes are not fitted with smoke alarms.
Data from the English Housing Survey show that in the last decade the proportion of...
Tuesday 29th Mar 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
TWO elderly people who died in a fire at their Merseyside home might have been saved if the government had not viciously cut funding for fire and rescue services, firefighters have said.
Anne and John Farrell died in the blaze in Wirral early on Tuesday. Their nearest local fire...
Thursday 24th Mar 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
By Denise Christie
Tuesday 22nd Mar 2016
GOVERNMENT plans to hand the running of fire services to police and crime commissioners have been slammed by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).
FBU general secretary Matt Wrack was speaking at a meeting of the parliamentary committee for the Policing & Crime Bill yesterday.
Wednesday 16th Mar 2016
A KEY watchdog official resigned yesterday in protest against Boris Johnson’s “dictatorial” decision to axe 13 fire engines.
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority finance chairman Andrew Dismore, a Labour member of the London Assembly, said he was “not...
Friday 11th Mar 2016