Category Archives: National News

RFU E-BULLETIN – March 2017

Fire Service Funding – Advertising/Branding Since 2005 when the then government were in the throes of putting together the publication ‘Retained Duty System – A Review of the Recruitment and Retention Challenges’, the RFU argued that if the government were truly serious about overcoming the deficient of Retained Firefighter posts across the country, there needed […]

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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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Government commissions inspection of Avon Fire Authority

The Home Office has commissioned a full statutory inspection of Avon Fire and Rescue Authority – the first of its kind. The inspection has been ordered by the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Brandon Lewis, in response to serious, wide-ranging allegations over the authority’s governance in relation to spending, contracts, complaints, discipline and […]

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RFU sign up to national agreement on Equality, Diversity and Culture

RFU signs up to ‘Equality, Diversity, Behaviours and Organisational Culture’ – Memorandum of Understanding for the fire service Tristan Ashby, CEO of the RFU said: “The RFU welcomes the publication of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which complements our own values and attitudes towards both how our members wish to be treated in the workplace […]

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