Willesden firefighter suspended after harassment claims

A DISTINGUISHED firefighter has been suspended after allegedly harassing a colleague who broke the recent strike.

Sian Griffiths, 50, from Willesden, was escorted from London Fire Brigade’s Southwark training centre yesterday (Thursday).

The former station manager at Willesden and Shadwell fire stations had previously been commended by London’s Fire Commissioner, Ron Dobson, who has taken a tough stance with the Fire Brigade Union.

Now station manger at Euston, it has been reported that she is unaware of the specific complaint against her or who it was made by.

The move comes days after she was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for distinguished service in the Queen’s Honours List.

Ms Griffiths, a mother-of-two, is one of Britain’s first firewomen, joining in 1985, and has beencredited with widening acceptance of female firefighters.

She is due to speak about women firefighters at Cricklewood Library on November 25.

Most Read

The Fire Brigade refused to comment on the matter while the FBU failed to respond to questions.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter