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Response times to fires attended by FRS: England, April ’16 – March ’17

The Home Office has this week published the latest statistics on fire incident response times between April 2016 and March 2017, focussing on trends in average (mean) response times in England. The results show: Overall, response times to fires have increased gradually over the past 20 years. However, between 2015/16 and 2016/17, response times to […]

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HMICFRS publish draft framework

Consultation has begun on HMICFRS’ proposed inspection programme and framework for fire and rescue services 2018/19. This consultation is the first for the new fire and rescue service inspection programme and follows the news that Suffolk, Staffordshire and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services have been selected for the pilot inspections due to take place in January. […]

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RFU survey of RDS Firefighters 2017 – Findings Report

Back in 2014 we undertook a survey that was open to all Retained/On-Call personnel, asking questions relating to their contractual obligations, personal and appliance availability and most importantly, their opinions on the service as a whole. No such survey had taken place in the past and the findings of the questionnaire were well received across […]

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Mental Health At Work Report – Thriving at work

An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including those with mental health problems or poor well-being, has been published today. The Stevenson/Farmer review, Thriving At Work, contains 40 recommendations. They include:- all employers should adopt certain mental health core standards, set out in the report; public sector, and […]

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