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Access to the Modified Pension Scheme

August 3, 2015

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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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Results from RFU survey – Recruitment and Retention of RDS personnel

July 11, 2014

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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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Queen’s Birthday Honours List

June 20, 2014

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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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Fire Service faces tough 2013

December 19, 2012

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The 2010 comprehensive spending review contained some challenging financial statements for public services and two years on we are going to experience the tougher effects of the back-loaded budget cuts. FRS will be expected to make further frontline reductions over the next 12 months and councils will be putting together their proposals on how to […]

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service – Members

October 17, 2012

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Members of the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have been announced by Community Safety Minister Roseanna Cunningham. They will work closely with the Chair Pat Watters and Chief Officer Alasdair Hay to oversee, support and challenge the SFRS and ensure smooth transition to the new single service, which will go live on April 1, 2013. […]

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