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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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Government commissions inspection of Avon Fire Authority

The Home Office has commissioned a full statutory inspection of Avon Fire and Rescue Authority – the first of its kind. The inspection has been ordered by the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Brandon Lewis, in response to serious, wide-ranging allegations over the authority’s governance in relation to spending, contracts, complaints, discipline and […]

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RFU sign up to national agreement on Equality, Diversity and Culture

RFU signs up to ‘Equality, Diversity, Behaviours and Organisational Culture’ – Memorandum of Understanding for the fire service Tristan Ashby, CEO of the RFU said: “The RFU welcomes the publication of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which complements our own values and attitudes towards both how our members wish to be treated in the workplace […]

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Inclusive fire service group (IFSG) survey

The Inclusive Fire Service Group (IFSG) was set up by the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services to consider matters relating to equality, diversity and cultural issues such as bullying and harassment. The NJC involves employer and employee representation including; Local Government Association, Welsh Local Government Association, Scottish Fire and Rescue […]

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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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