Firefighters fury at lack of terror insurance

Firefighters are threatening industrial action in protest at not being insured for dealing with terrorist attacks.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union have voted 9-1 in favour of action short of a strike.

The row follows revelations that fire crews who are injured or killed dealing with terrorist incidents can expect no compensation.

FBU spokesman Adrian Woolaston said: “We want to know that our families will be properly protected if anything happens to any of us.”

The government said it had never provided insurance cover for firefighters.

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