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Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU)
A retired member of Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as made use of the lockdown to build up his skills online – and the first thing he did was contact the union’s Education and Lifelong Learning Team.
The FBU (Fire Brigades Union) Learning Centre has been working in partnership with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to launch an apprenticeship scheme using Employer Apprenticeship Levy Funding.
FBU member Tommy Richardson, whose work on water safety won him royal recognition this summer, is better able to support colleagues and members of the public involved in emergency incidents after completing a mental health course through his union.
Spotting a poster from FBU Learning in the staff room has resulted in Sarah making use of the learning opportunities offered by the union and has built her confidence – as she explains in this blog.
Tommy Richardson is an FBU member serving the public in Tyne and Wear and has benefited from the courses provided by FBU Education. Tommy was recently awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal and in this blog Tommy describes his recent achievements.
FBU member Laura Wilton is helping women prepare for the physical demands of the Fire Service.
Mathew Rosendale has been bitten by the learning bug and has racking up a huge number of qualifications over recent years thanks to a suite of Level 2 courses being offered by the Fire Brigades Union.