Category Archives: National News

Fire and rescue policy to move to the Home Office

The Prime Minister today (5 January 2016) confirmed that Ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue policy will transfer to the Home Office from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Responsibility for fire and rescue policy will move from the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Home Office with immediate effect. The […]

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New Year’s Honours 2016

The RFU wishes to congratulate the following recipients who have received honours in the New Year’s list for 2016. Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Paul Fuller, Chief Fire Officer Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to the Fire and Rescue Service. Neil O’Connor, Director, Fire, Resilience and Emergencies, Department for Communities and Local […]

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RFU E-Bulletin – 23 December 2015

Happy Christmas from the RFU We would like to wish all our members a very happy and safe Christmas and to thank you for all your support this year. Being a member not only provides peace of mind for the individual should the unforeseen happen, but also makes available the necessary legal resources for other […]

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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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