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11 February 2008

New report on attacks on fire crews

Fire crews are being threatened, intimidated and abused, pelted with bricks, bottles, and stones as they fight fires, and the government does not have a grip on the scale of the problem or a strategy for dealing with it.

That's the conclusion from a hard-hitting report Easy Targets?, produced by the Labour Research Department for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

The report revealed that over 40 attacks on firefighters take place every week across the UK. It exposed government claims that attacks on firefighters are falling and criticised the lack of strategy for dealing with the problem.

Click here to download the full report.

For more information contact Duncan Milligan from the FBU 07736 818100 or Paul Hampton, the author of the report, at the Labour Research Department 0207 902 9826.


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