Category Archives: National News

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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CFOA RDS Conference 2016

The most recent annual CFOA RDS Conference took place on 03-04 March in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The RFU was asked to give a presentation at the conference on the subject of our Recruitment and Retention Survey that we undertook back in the summer of 2014. Other speakers included, Adrian Thomas (who undertook a review of national terms […]

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Fire Fitness Best Practice Guidance 2016

A national ‘best practice guide’ on the issue of fitness of firefighters has been published this week. We believe that the maintenance of firefighter fitness will become a hot topic over the next 12 months, as services across the UK decide whether to adopt the CFOA fitness standard or formulate their own standard that best […]

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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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