Fire

MP tables bill to protect emergency workers.(News)

A Private Members' Bill tabled in Westminster recently would make it a specific offence to assault, obstruct or hinder emergency workers such as firefighters.

The Private Members Bill tabled by Labour MP Alan Williams--which seeks to extend the protection for emergency workers--has recently come into force in Scotland. The Bill seeks to make it a specific offence to assault, obstruct or hinder emergency workers such as firefighters.

The FBU recently published research showing that attacks on UK fire crews are running at 40 a week with the problem getting worse. The research found that under-reporting suggested the figure could be as high as 120 attacks a week. …

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