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Firefighters

PSI stands in solidarity with those affected by earthquake in Italy

24 August 2016

A big earthquake hit the towns of Accumoli, Amatrice, and the village of Pescara del Tronto amongst others in the very early hours of 24 August 2016.

Firefighters need decent working conditions and fair benefits to support their vital work

25 September 2013
Firefighter using water hose

Public Services International stands in solidarity with our affiliate members in the Fire Brigades Union who are taking strike action on 25 September 2013 to protest the attacks on the rights of firefighters in the United Kingdom to have fair pensions.


Firefighters across England and Wales will be on strike for four hours over ‘unsafe, unfair and unworkable’ pension proposals. Firefighters in Wales will march on the Welsh Assembly on Wednesday in protest against attacks on their pensions.

Condolences for tragic deaths of Arizona firefighters

02 July 2013
A wildfire at Florida Panther NWR. Photo by Josh O'Connor - USFWS

Members of the global union federation Public Services International are saddened to learn of the death of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a specialist team of wildfire fighters, killed while fighting a fire in Yarnell, Arizona. It appears that a sudden wind change pushed the wildfire back onto their position.

Serious attacks on pensions for UK firefighters

26 April 2012
Fire and firefighter

The UK government wants firefighters to pay higher pension contributions, work at least five years longer and then receive lower pension benefits.

Unions demand safe working conditions for fire fighters in Europe!

03 April 2012
A firefighter

ETUI and EPSU present a brochure on working conditions for firefighters in Europe