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Strength in Unity 

The FBU Nationally represents over 85% of the uniformed staff of the UK fire and rescue service  that’s 45,000 members, over 90% in West Yorkshire which equates to 1455 members. Our members are frontline public service workers - covering the roles of Firefighter to Area Manager, including Emergency Fire Control staff and Firefighters working the retained duty system.

The FBU is the only recognised trade union negotiating nationally with fire and rescue service employers on behalf of Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff on the National Joint Council (NJC).

The immediate aims of the Fire Brigades Union are to serve its members by winning for them the best possible terms and conditions whilst protecting the existing ones.

To download an FBU  membership form, please click HERE (please ensure the form is returned to the West Yorkshire Office at Birkenshaw  NOT Head Office.)  

For a copy of the FBU Rule Book - (click here)

The West Yorks FBU site is available HERE

FBU Fire Fighter magazines are available HERE

But if you are involved in other areas of WYFRS - you might like to consider joining Unison 

Unison has a handy app which is an excellent source of trades Union and employment advice. 

You can download it by clicking   here

And a magazine for members is available here