August 19, 2011

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Welcome to the Scotland RFU website

The Retained Firefighters' Union (RFU) represents serving personnel within the Retained Duty System (RDS). The RFU was formed in 1976 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. We have one aim and that is to serve our members, manage their expectations, and provide national and local representation, general support and advice on any […]

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August 3, 2015

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Access to the Modified Pension Scheme

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Access to the Modified Pension Scheme We have recently become aware that some members still have not received the relevant notification from the service that they are eligible to join the modified pension scheme. The process to identify and write to all eligible staff, both past and present, is a massive administrative task, so it […]

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April 22, 2015

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Firefighters’ 2015 Pension Scheme

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The RFU has provided periodic information relating to the Modified Pension Scheme to members for some time. We have responded to individual queries from members on a regular basis throughout this period. From that starting point and taking into account our membership in England as well as the devolved administrations, we have compiled a table […]

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July 23, 2014

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Government wants On-Call firefighters to have bigger role in the future

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Last week Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the government to the Knight Review, ‘Facing the Future’. Mr Pickles made the point that fire prevention is key and will remain the number one priority working in partnership with other public sector bodies. Adding that in order to […]

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July 11, 2014

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Results from RFU survey – Recruitment and Retention of RDS personnel

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The RFU recently conducted a nationwide survey on the topic of 'Recruitment and Retention' for Retained Duty System (RDS) staff from a frontline employee perspective. The survey was open to all serving UK On-Call personnel, not just RFU members and we were very pleased with the level of response. Using detailed analysis of the findings, we […]

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June 20, 2014

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Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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The RFU would like to congratulate those who received awards in her Majesty the Queens’ Birthday honours list announced on 14th June. Queen’s Fire Service Medals Paul David Rower Hancock – Chief Fire Officer Cheshire F&R Service Jonathan Geoffrey Hall – Chief Fire Officer Gloucestershire F&S Service Mark Stewart Jones – Chief Fire Officer, Buckinghamshire F&S Service Richard Geoffrey Lawrence – Deputy Chief […]

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