Category Archives: Co-Responders

Broadening Responsibilities of FRS – RFU Statement

The RFU has always supported firefighters providing emergency medical care since its inception over 18 years ago. This report is a welcome review of potential scope for a widespread increase in its delivery and demonstrates the positive outcomes of widening the role of firefighters within our communities. The engagement of all sections of operational staff […]

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Co-Responder Duties – 28 January 2015

Important notice to all personnel undertaking Co-Responding duties This is in reply to any potential industrial action that might take place in the NHS. We have been made aware that another union has called for their members to: ‘…not carry out any instruction from their Fire and Rescue Service to carry out co-responding duties.’ The […]

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National e-bulletin – 09 January 2015

Co-Responding Schemes For almost 20 years the RFU has supported the introduction of Co-Responder schemes across the country and there are now more in operation than ever before. We firmly believe that these schemes are in the interests of the public, the fire and rescue service and firefighters alike. As emergency service employees we are […]

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RFU Position on Lincolnshire Ambulance Trial

Fire Service Co-Responders and further development We are aware that Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) are in the early stages of positioning Ambulances crewed by On-Call firefighters at 3 stations in the county as part of a 12 month trial. Our views on this development are as follows: The trial […]

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