Celebrating 100 Years of The Fire Brigades Union

In 1918, a small group of Firefighters, disillusioned with poor treatment at the hands of those who oversaw their service, set up the “Firemen’s Trade Union” with the founding aim of “a means to re-organise the conditions of their labours and thus bring more happiness into the lives of its members.”  Soon renamed the “Fire Brigades Union”, the organisation built its membership across the United Kingdom and has forged 100 years of supporting & protecting firefighters through an ethos defined in the motto ‘Unity is Strength’.

In our centenary year, we would like to commemorate and celebrate the people who built our Union and we will be running a series of events to do so.

I would like to invite you to an event we are planning in Kendal, which will consist of a screening of a special film commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union to look back over our history.

The screening will take place on Saturday 1st December 2018. The venue for the showing is the The Brewery Arts Centre, 122a Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE.

We are planning to begin the showing at 3.00pm with a buffet available from 2.00pm prior to the film screening.  The film screening will take around 45 minutes. The FBU General Secretary, Matt Wrack, has been invited and there will be a discussion and Q&A after the film finishes.

Seats must be booked in advance so please contact Shane Parkinson to confirm your seat by email shane0510.sp@googlemail.com or mobile 07967 272 718

In Unity
Ed Burrows
Brigade Secretary Cumbria