Category Archives: RFU e-bulletins

National Fitness Standards

For those of you who read our regular e-bulletins you will be aware that we have strong views on the newly created fitness standard that has been formulated from the CFOA guidance issued last year. A number of services have even ‘gold plated’ the guidance, claiming that ALL operational staff should achieve the minimum standard of 42.3Vo2max, irrespective of role, […]

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National Pay & Conditions

Public sector pay has been capped for the past four years, with the fire service (which technically isn’t covered by the cap), receiving a rise of 1% each year since 2012. Fire Service Pay and Conditions (excluding Pensions) is negotiated within the National Joint Council (NJC), a non-statutory body so cloaked in secrecy that no minutes are publically […]

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RFU E-BULLETIN – March 2017

Fire Service Funding – Advertising/Branding Since 2005 when the then government were in the throes of putting together the publication ‘Retained Duty System – A Review of the Recruitment and Retention Challenges’, the RFU argued that if the government were truly serious about overcoming the deficient of Retained Firefighter posts across the country, there needed […]

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RFU E-BULLETIN – 21 DECEMBER 2016

Fire Reform It is reasonable to state that the fire service has evolved over the last decade with its focus moving from being reactive to preventative, resulting in a large reduction in the overall number of calls requiring an emergency response. Nobody should be in any doubt that the fire service will continue its evolution […]

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