Fire Brigades Union

Stand: B18
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Public Safety

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is the authoritative, professional voice of UK firefighters. Since its foundation in 1918, the FBU has helped to create and develop the modern fire and rescue service with public safety at its core. The FBU is the most significant and representative stakeholder in the fire and rescue service.

Address

Bradley House
68 Coombe Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT2 7AE
United Kingdom

Website

https://www.fbu.org.uk/
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  • Fire contaminants can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, but simple changes can help firefighters to protect their health, colleagues and families. In the final video of the training pack ...
  • DECON: to prevent and protect

    Fire Brigades Union
    Fire contaminants can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, but simple changes can help firefighters to protect their health, colleagues and families. This video shows the simple steps firef ...
  • Fire contaminants can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, but simple changes can help firefighters to protect their health, colleagues and families. In this video, Anna Stec, Professor of ...
  • Fire contaminants can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, but simple changes can help firefighters to protect their health, colleagues and families. Firefighter Sid McNally and former fire ...
  • The FBU is proud to have launched DECON: to prevent and protect in September 2021. The project aims to save firefighters' lives by raising awareness of toxic fire contaminants, which are thought to be ...
  • Dead or injured firefighters can't rescue anyone. Breathing apparatus (BA) safety procedures are borne from the death and injury of firefighters. They’ve been in place, helping to keep firefighters sa ...
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  • DECON: one year on

    Fire Brigades Union
    Our vital DECON campaign to better protect firefighters against toxic contaminants and prevent cancer has brought a wave of change across the fire and rescue service. FBU national officer Riccardo la ...
  • The Fire Brigades Union has formally reported two fire and rescue services to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and identified several others, in relation to bringing in policy which would see fi ...
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a World Health Organisation body, has today declared that occupational exposure as a firefighter has been classified as carcinogenic. The decision come ...
  • The UK Fire Brigades Union’s work on cancer in firefighters has been the focus of a Europe-wide meeting of firefighters and their representatives. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has led the way in the ...
  • FBU Conference 2022: Union to expand DECON

    12 May 2022 Fire Brigades Union
    The Fire Brigades Union has agreed at its annual conference to expand its work on the effects of fire contaminants – toxic substances produced by fires - on firefighters. In ongoing research with the ...
  • The FBU’s work to better understand fire contaminants, and their links to cancer and other diseases, has been a key focus of a debate in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The FBU’s DECON campaign, which ...
  • New training launched to combat fire cancer threat

    07 Sep 2021 Fire Brigades Union
    New FBU-produced training aiming to fight the cancer threat to firefighters from fires has been released.  The training (DECON) intends to help reduce the effect of toxic substances released in fires, ...
  • The union has successfully overturned a dangerous policy which would have endangered firefighters’ lives and undermined public safety. The proposed policy would have allowed firefighters fighting a fi ...
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  • Dangerous new procedures on how firefighters use their breathing apparatus in high-rise building fires are putting firefighters and the public at risk. We're calling on the National Fire Chiefs Counci ...
  • The Firefighters' Cancer and Disease Registry is the first of its kind in the UK. It seeks to identify all firefighters who have been diagnosed with diseases and cancers and the links to their occupat ...
  • Thanks to the Firefighters 100 Lottery and the generous support of its players, the Fire Brigades Union has been able to fund vital research into the links between firefighting, contaminants and cance ...
  • An explanation of the Fire Brigades Union's DECON: to prevent and protect campaign fighting firefighter cancer, and why it's important.
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