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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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New Welsh Fire Cabinet Secretary Appointed

Following the recent local elections, we can confirm that the new Welsh Fire Cabinet Secretary is Carl Sargeant AM. Carl Sargeant was born in St. Asaph, North Wales. He is married, has two children and has lived in Connah’s Quay all his life. Previously employed by a leading manufacturing company in North Wales he has trained […]

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Queens Birthday Honours 2016

The RFU would like to congratulate all the recipients within the Queen’s Birthday Honours and specifically Chas McGill MBE who is currently serving his 50th year in Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Steven Cameron TORRIE, QFSM Lately HM Chief Inspector, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. For […]

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RFU Response to Home Secretary Speech on Fire Reform

Today the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Theresa May MP gave her first official speech on the government’s vision for the Fire Service since its move away from the DCLG. The key points of the speech were: Independent inspections Improve diversity within the workforce Great transparency towards the public National Joint Council (NJC) reform Involvement of Police and Crime […]

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Home Secretary Speech on Fire Reform – 24 May 2016

Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, speech outlining her views on fire reform, her first on the subject since the Home Office took over responsibility for it in January 2016.  Thank you, Andrew. It is a great pleasure to be here today to talk to one of Britain’s leading think tanks on public service reform. […]

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