Category Archives: Local News

Social Media – WhatsApp

The number of disciplinary cases requiring RFU representation relating to social media has fallen over the last 18 months. This is clearly a move in the right direction and due to a number of reasons including greater awareness by operational staff of what is and is not treated as being acceptable by local FRS. The […]

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Essex FRS – Cultural Review

Following on from the Culture Review of Essex Fire & Rescue Service (EFRS) undertaken in March 2015, Sir Ken Knight visited the service for two days in July this year, to establish the amount of progress that had been made so far. We acknowledge that the work needed to challenge and change the past culture […]

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Suffolk amend proposals following consultation

Following their consultation process earlier this year, Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service has amended their original proposals in an effort to provide £1 million of savings. The amended proposals (below) will be proposed at a Council’s Cabinet meeting on 17 May: Maintain the existing two fire engines and the on-call fire fighters at Sudbury Fire […]

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RFU E-Bulletin – 05 February 2016

Local Campaigns – update Following on from our last e-bulletin when we reported to you that formal RFU responses had been submitted to a number of draft IRMPs that proposed reductions to Retained resources which included station closures. Leicestershire The RFU was the only fire service union to submit a written response to the service […]

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