Category Archives: National News

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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