Category Archives: National News

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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Inclusive fire service group (IFSG) survey

The Inclusive Fire Service Group (IFSG) was set up by the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services to consider matters relating to equality, diversity and cultural issues such as bullying and harassment. The NJC involves employer and employee representation including; Local Government Association, Welsh Local Government Association, Scottish Fire and Rescue […]

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