Category Archives: National News

RFU to change its name

The Retained Firefighters’ Union (RFU) was formed 42 years ago in 1976, in response to the impending (first) national strike, which eventually took place the following year. Retained firefighters at the time who were members of the FBU wanted the protection of a union, but didn’t want to take strike action against the communities they served to protect. The […]

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Mick Crennell appointed as permanent Chief Fire Officer for Avon

Avon Fire Authority has announced the appointment of Mick Crennell as the permanent Chief Fire Officer (CFO) of Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) and provided the following statement: CFO Crennell has been the interim Chief Fire Officer since August 2017 but was appointed into the role permanently following a competitive process in which both […]

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The Kerslake Arena Review

The RFU welcomes the publication of the Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing. The report makes for uncomfortable reading as there are vital lessons for all emergency services to learn in the publication. We will work with all the appropriate national stakeholders including the Home Office and devolved governments to discuss the implications for all emergency […]

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