Fire

Bills moves forward on firefighter attacks.(Round-Up)

The FBU has welcomed cross-party backing for a new law to make it an offence to obstruct or hinder emergency workers such as firefighters.

The Emergency Workers Protection Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons on March 3. A Private Members Bill from Labour MP Alan Williams, it seeks to make it a specific offence to obstruct or hinder emergency workers such as firefighters. The union and its parliamentary support group have worked closely with Mr Williams in building support for the Bill.

This Bill will close gaps in the law in relation to ambulance workers where no current offence of obstruction exists. It will also make clearer and easier to prosecute for obstructing or hindering fire crews dealing with emergencies. …

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