Category Archives: RFU e-bulletins


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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Pension Schemes – Annual Benefits Statement Under the Pensions Act 2013, active scheme members must be provided with an ‘annual benefit statement’ by the scheme manager (Fire Authority). Benefit statements must be sent to any member on request, within 2 months. The statement must include a description of the benefits earned in respect of their […]

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RFU E-Bulletin – 05 February 2016

Local Campaigns – update Following on from our last e-bulletin when we reported to you that formal RFU responses had been submitted to a number of draft IRMPs that proposed reductions to Retained resources which included station closures. Leicestershire The RFU was the only fire service union to submit a written response to the service […]

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RFU E-BULLETIN – 22 January 2016

East Sussex FRS National and local officials met with the new principle management team in East Sussex last week to discuss various matters concerning the Retained Duty System (RDS). While not wishing to go into detail, we can confirm that the meeting was extremely productive and suggests that overall, the future for Retained firefighters is […]

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