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Fire Service individuals recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Our warmest congratulations to those who were included within the Queen’s Birthday Honours over the weekend, namely: Queens Fire Service Medal (QFSM – for Distinguished Service)  Brian Hawes, Watch Commander, Suffolk Caroline Anderson, Temporary Watch Manager, Devon & Somerset Adam Eckley, acting Chief Fire Officer, Essex David Curry, Chief Fire Officer, Hampshire Ms Linda Coughlan, Watch […]

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New Police and Fire Minister Announced

Following the general election last week, the government has appointed a new Police and Fire Minister. Nick Hurd MP replaces Brandon Lewis MP. We look forward to meeting the new minister in the coming weeks and hope that this appointment will provide some much needed stability in the department as Mr Hurd will be the […]

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Home Office funds PCCs to support further police and fire collaboration

Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Brandon Lewis has awarded £1 million from the Police Transformation Fund to 9 police and crime commissioners (PCCs) for their work in developing proposals to take on the additional responsibility for the governance of fire and rescue in their area. The proposals are expected to bring about a […]

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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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