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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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Fire Minister sets out expectations for 2017

Earlier today, the Police and Fire Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, delivered his reform speech to an audience packed with Chief Fire Officers, Chief Executives, Fire Authority Chairs and other key stakeholders. The key points we took from the speech, which broadly reiterated the views of the then Home Secretary, Theresa May MP back in May 2016, […]

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New Pay Rates for 2016/17

Following a nationally agreed 1% pay increase to Grey Book staff of all roles (including CPD payments), we have provided details of the new rates below. RDS Pay Rates for 2016/17 CPD pay rates for 2016/17

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