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6 February 2019
After sustained pressure the fire authority axed its plans to reduce fire cover
5 December 2018
Wallsend station, one of the most deprived wards in the country, has one fire engine - that finishes at 8pm!
28 November 2018
Was there ever a starker example of the destructive and unplanned nature of capitalism than the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings?
29 August 2018
The Labour-controlled Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority planned to close four stations in Merseyside during nighttimes. But they have now backed down on the closure of two.
8 August 2018
Regardless of what is proven later, there is an undeniable reality: the deficiencies and cuts suffered by both firefighters and the Forestry Service, both in human resources and in materials
4 July 2018
It's onw world for the super-rich and another for the rest of us. Profits for the bosses,slanders for firefighters; workers need 27% raise, bosses double wealth
6 June 2018
West Midlands firefighters have voted by 90% to take strike action against exploitative conditions for new fire service workers. They are being introduced by the Labour-led West Midlands Fire Authority (WMFA).
2 May 2018
Planned contracts would mean new firefighters having to do non-fire service duties
14 February 2018
After a prolonged battle with Surrey council, the campaign to protect fire services in Staines has forced an important retreat
3 January 2018
At the North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting on 13 December, the decision was taken unanimously to reverse the decision made three years ago to reduce crewing of 'tactical response vehicles' (TRVs) to just three firefighters.
4 October 2017
Shocking scenes of brutal police repression in Catalonia reverberated around the world on 1 October
5 July 2017
Tower block residents from the Ashmole estate in south London joined Lambeth Socialist Party members to discuss building a safety campaign on 29 June
5 July 2017
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Surrey has passed a motion of no confidence in the local fire authority, saying planned budget cuts will see firefighter numbers plummet.
21 June 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Former Kensington estate resident comments on Grenfell; cuts cause more fire deaths in Portugal; Corbyn hope leads to youthquake; The Handmaid's Tale.
21 June 2017
Trade unions representing housing workers, firefighters and teachers draw on their expertise to demand immediate action after Grenfell
20 June 2017
As more details emerge and the death toll rises, it becomes clearer and clearer what a terrible disaster this is. It is a huge tragedy for the immediate community. But that community has come together in a remarkable display of human solidarity
14 June 2017
The Grenfell Tower fire spread with horrific speed. Witnesses described heart-rending scenes as residents attempted to escape. Note: this article was updated and expanded on 19/6/17.
8 March 2017
Around 40 local trade unionists and community campaigners discussed proposals for a no-cuts 'people's budget' ahead of Sheffield council's budget-setting meeting.
8 February 2017
After weeks of protesting, a massive demo outside the fire station, petitions and lobbies, Surrey council was forced to organise a public meeting to explain why it needed to axe Staines Fire Station.
25 January 2017
Firefighters pointed out that the Staines fire engine is the busiest engine in the county. And that the local borough of Spelthorne has the busiest airport in Europe; the highest concentration of tower blocks; the worst record of fire deaths in Surrey, and many more high risk factors.
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