Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

October 20, 2009 06:42 ET

Calling Notice-Firefighters National Rally and Lobby of Parliament, 21st October Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2009) - Over 1,000 fire fighters and officers from across the UK are expected to attend a rally and lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 21st October.

The lobby will centre on:

concerns over the closure of all emergency fire control rooms in England (a Pounds Sterling 1.4 billion IT project called FireControl which is years late, dogged by technical problems and massively over-budget;

concerns about a growing list of cuts to frontline fire services while corporate and senior management jobs have been expanding rapidly;

The key findings of a YouGov poll of over 1,800 FBU members;

Concerns over the threat to sack 744 firefighters in South Yorkshire.

A press conference will take place between 10.30 - 11.15 in Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster on 21st October, prior to a rally and lobby of Parliament by firefighters from around the UK.

General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack will be speaking on the main issues; cuts to frontline services and the fire control project.

Contact Information

  • National Media contact:
    FBU Head Office 020 8541 1765
    or
    Regional Media contacts:
    Scotland
    Kenny Ross 07801 047602
    or
    Northern Ireland
    Jim Quinn 07788 700675
    or
    North East
    Pete Wilcox 07827 300063
    or
    Yorkshire and Humberside
    Ian Murray 07967 103345
    or
    North West
    Kevin Brown 07834 656085
    or
    East Midlands
    Dave Limer 07894 613404
    or
    West Midlands
    Chris Downes 07828 300034
    or
    Wales
    Roger Perry 07790 770306
    or
    Eastern/East Anglia
    Adrian Clarke 07917 017713
    or
    London
    Paul Embery 07854 998508
    or
    South East
    Dani Armstrong 07919 335800
    or
    Southern
    Ricky Matthews 07917 065863
    or
    South West
    Kevin Herniman 07870 250297