Category Archives: News

On-Call Conference 2018

The most recent annual NFCC On-Call  Conference took place on 20-21 March in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The RFU was asked to give a presentation at the conference on the subject of our follow-up national survey that we undertook the previous year. Other speakers included, Roy Wilshire (NFCC Chair), Laura Gibb (HMICFRS), Phil Loach (NFCC), Jon Pryce (Hereford and […]

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The Kerslake Arena Review

The RFU welcomes the publication of the Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing. The report makes for uncomfortable reading as there are vital lessons for all emergency services to learn in the publication. We will work with all the appropriate national stakeholders including the Home Office and devolved governments to discuss the implications for all emergency […]

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European Court Judgement

Earlier this week the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a court ruling on the subject of Working Time in connection with the Belgian Fire Service and their version of the On-Call/Retained firefighting duty system that is in operation in the UK. In short, a Belgian firefighter argued through the courts that ‘stand-by […]

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