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Co-Responder Schemes

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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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Thomas Review finally published

Back in August 2014 the then Fire Minister, Penny Mordaunt MP, commissioned an independent review into the fire service that would: ensure the conditions of service that firefighters enjoy continue to support their frontline work of preventing fire and protecting the public for years to come. Adrian Thomas led the review who had experience in the field of […]

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Social Media – WhatsApp

The number of disciplinary cases requiring RFU representation relating to social media has fallen over the last 18 months. This is clearly a move in the right direction and due to a number of reasons including greater awareness by operational staff of what is and is not treated as being acceptable by local FRS. The […]

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