Category Archives: News

Could you form part of the new inspectorate?

We thought that you may be interested to read the recent job advertisement published by HMICFRS asking for secondees to form part of the inspection team for the Fire & Rescue Service. There will be a range of opportunities for candidates who can bring a variety of experience and skills to the organisation, working at the forefront of […]

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Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. Serious questions about the fire safety of high rise residential buildings were raised following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, and subsequent government testing of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from similar buildings across the country. The government has now published the results […]

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Press Statement – 25 July 2017

The RFU is extremely disappointed to hear that the FBU has decided to withdraw from the national Emergency Medical Response trials from 24 August 2017, after rejecting the employers’ pay offer. While we originally questioned the need for these trials, since many Fire & Rescue Services had been successfully operating various Co-Responder Schemes for over […]

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New Inspectorate for the Fire and Rescue Service in England

The RFU welcomes the news that the Home Secretary has confirmed that HMIC is to be the new inspectorate for the fire and rescue service in England from July 2017. The Home Secretary has also recommended to HM The Queen that Sir Thomas Winsor be appointed as HM Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services, […]

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