Tag: FBU

Fire Service faces up to cuts with Tech

Hampshire fire chiefs are proposing to cut jobs in the county’s Fire and Rescue Service over the next few years. The proposals come in a report to be discussed by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority next week. New technology like an advanced high pressure water jet that can cut through steel is part of the…

Fire crews back on duty

Hampshire Fire crews are now back on duty following tonight’s strike which ended at 11pm. Hampshire Fire rescue have said they were able to respond to a number of emergency calls throughout Hampshire within their normal 20 minute response time. During the strike action there were 41 fire appliances available to respond to emergencies across…

Firefighters strike on bonfire weekend

  Although many local people will be celebrating bonfire night this evening,  firefighters are out on strike and manning picket lines They are joining thousands of colleagues nationally after negotiations over proposed changes to their pension arrangements broke down. The firefighters say they are upset that the proposed pension reforms will see them working till…

“Walk in my boots” dares striking Eastleigh fireman

A striking Eastleigh firefighter has dared government minister Brandon Lewis to ‘walk in my boots’ and experience for himself the reality of life on the fire service frontline before making changes to the firefighter’s pension scheme. Fireman Justin Boyle was speaking to Eastleigh News while on a picket line outside Eastleigh’s fire station as hundreds…