FBU Comment - Balmoral Bar – Lessons Identified Report

Following the incident at the Balmoral Bar, Edinburgh on 12 July 2009 when firefighter  Ewan Williamson tragically lost his life and the subsequent court case at the High Court in Edinburgh in February 2015, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has today published its lessons identified report. 

Speaking on behalf of the FBU, Chris McGlone, Executive Council Member said:

“We welcome the lessons and recommendations in this report and the Fire Brigades Union is committed to working with the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service to ensure the report is implemented in full.

“We are confident that, when fully implemented, the Safer Firefighter Programme will promote lasting improvements to the safety of firefighters not only in Scotland but across the UK. 

“We believe that this report can be the start of that journey and will help us to achieve our shared aim that no firefighter should lose their life protecting our communities.”