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Firefighters’ 2015 Pension Scheme

April 22, 2015

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

July 23, 2014

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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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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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CFOA RDS Conference 2014

March 5, 2014

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CFOA Services Ltd are holding their annual ‘On-Call’ conference takes place on 6th and 7th March 2014 at Forest Pines Hotel, Lincolnshire. The event will focus on the increasingly significant role being played by ‘on-call’ staff for many fire & rescue services, and gives an opportunity for FRS to share good practice and to learn […]

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