***FBU Press Release***


Fire Brigades Union senior officials in Scotland are being recalled to hold an urgent Regional Executive Meeting in Glasgow to discuss the very serious issue of permanently crewed fire appliances not being available in certain parts of Scotland for emergency calls due to a shortage of staff and directly related to budget reductions.


FBU Scottish Secretary, Stephen Thomson, said “The Fire Brigades Union strongly disagrees with any frontline fire appliances being unavailable to the communities in Scotland and will be urgently exploring ways to seek a resolution to the situation we now face, which has resulted in an unacceptable reduction in emergency fire cover due to a shortage of staff.”