Region 4

Welcome to the FBU Region 4 homepage-News for 2019-2020


In all Brigades in Region 4 we are looking actively to bring new ULRs and Learning Champions on board to improve and sustain our position as the only Union with an accredited Learning Centre with support networks throughout the country. In the past Region 4 has proved a hotbed of learning opportunity and we hope to carry on the good work into 2019/ 20 and are establishing more links in North  and South Yorkshire and Humberside, and consolodating learning opportunities in West Yorkshire


Our Twitter page is up and running so come and visit us and see what we are up to on a daily basis.


If you would like a visit to your Station or workplace to find out more about our Courses contact PSO ian Dick at or 07917031847.


You can register for our Distance Learning Courses from Friday August 23rd  2019  in certain postcode areas of Region 4 which are in the Leeds City College Catchment area and we will ask you to do our skill check between application and your enrolment meeting.The skill check  will be sent before induction and you can complete it by following the FBU Tag through the non union learn section.(all will be explained to you).


Our favourites such as Mental Health Awareness and Autism Awareness are available as are our new Level 2 Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties Course, Team Leading Knowledge and Nutrition and Health amongst others .


We will filter the postcodes for you and for those areas not within the Catchment please be assured that you are eligable for Courses on our new initiative  now also opening on the website so express your interest


The first applications will be processed in the following areas- Craven, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate, York, Selby and Barnsley from Friday 23rd August. The remainder of Region 4 can  now also express an interest in a new variety of courses.


Regarding our Personal Training Apprenticeship we rely on funding from the Apprenticeship Levy  held by Brigades/FRS so if you are interested in our state of the Art Apprenticeship you need to lobby your local officials, your Managers and join the hundreds of successsful Learners who have benifited from this  Course.We are looking to provide a fantastic course having learned from feedback on previous cohorts in Brigades all over the Country-it's hard work but well worth the effort.


We also have H.I.P.A. or Heat Illness Prevention Awareness with a Power point presentation already available to Watches , Stations and Brigades. (ask your local officials or Managers or simply contact PSO Ian Dick). We will also be providing an E Learning Platform in the next few weeks and a level 2 course is being piloted in FRS with the roll out due in early Autumn 2019 on H.I.P.A. , largely due to the work of the project alongside  Brighton University and our IT friends at Beech Design. We are comiitted to providing the most up to date information and education for our Members, Fire Authorities, our families and friends and will continue to look for innovative educational opportunities for FBU Members.


The Government backs ULRs with statutory rights for time off and through the Union Learning Fund (ULF) gives hard cash for learning initiatives in the workplace.


Our Learning Centre Staff and Project Support Organisers can also provide Information, Advice & Guidance to help you make the right decision on accessing new learning opportunities such as our new Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities course which mis worrth a look . If you are not sure about your first step back into learning or need help making the right decision about your next course or qualification then we can help you; we can also provide information that will help guide you to the right learning provider.  Just contact our National Learning Centre Staff or your local Project Support Organiser Ian Dick  on 07917 031 847 and we can arrange a face to face meeting. Ian is at present travelling the Region to bring Distance Learning Opportunities to members, their families, to Fire authoriy staff and families and to community groups


In Region Four in 2019/20 we are actively recruiting Union Learning Reps (ULR's,) and Learning Champions for all workplaces to help with the advertising and distribution of learning opportunities and qualifications


Your Project Support Organiser for Region 4 is Ian Dick ( so please do not hesitate to contact him for any Information, advice or guidance you require on 07917 031 847. Our R.E.L.O. is Mick Thompson , who is based in South Yorkshire.


  • Humberside
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire


Maggie Meszaros

Maggie Meszaros

Role: West Yorkshire ULR
07944 290 969

Neil Carbutt

Role: Dyslexia Support Advisor
07701 976950

Darren Gadd

Role: Dyslexia Support Advisor
07973 965518

Mark Alberotanza

Role: Dyslexia Support Advisor
07816 601439

Ian Dick

07917 031 847

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