Category Archives: National News

RFU Chief Executive Officer retires

John Barton OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Retained Firefighters’ Union (RFU) has announced that he plans to retire at the end of the year. John began his fire service career with Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service at Wickhambrook Fire Station as a retained “fireman” in November 1975. John achieved promotion to the rank of […]

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National framework 2016 – Wales

The framework sets out our vision and priorities for Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRA) in Wales. It describes what the Welsh Government expects of the FRAs and creates the foundation on which to build and promote improvement, efficiency and innovation. The Framework focuses on three main aspects of the changing context in which FRAs deliver […]

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Public Accounts Committee – 26 November 2015

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) took evidence examining the impact of funding reductions on the effectiveness of fire and rescue services. Witnesses included: Sir Ken Knight, former Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser Jeremy Hilton, Chair, LGA fire services management committee Paul Hancock, President, Chief Fire Officers Association/Chief Fire Officer for Cheshire From Department of Communities and […]

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RFU e-bulletin – 24 November 2015

RFU Scotland The RFU met with the Chief Fire Officer of Scotland, CFO Hay last week to exchange views on the potential ways in which the service could undergo transformation changes in the next few years. The meeting was attended by both national and local officials and was extremely productive, with many issues discussed being […]

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