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Accidental Injury & Death Insurance

Accidental Injury & Death Insurance

Tailored cover 24/7 for RFU members, that provides protection to you and reassurance to your family.

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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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We're here for when you need us, 24/7

We're here for when you need us, 24/7

As an organisation solely focused on RDS employees we have no conflict of interest.

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Response times to fires attended by FRS: England, April ’16 – March ’17

The Home Office has this week published the latest statistics on fire incident response times between April 2016 and March 2017, focussing on trends in average (mean) response times in England. The results show: Overall, response times to fires have increased gradually over the past 20 years. However, between 2015/16 and 2016/17, response times to […]

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Revised Fire & Rescue National Framework (England)

Home Office are consulting on a revised Fire and Rescue National Framework for England. The National Framework sets priorities and objectives for fire and rescue authorities in England in connection with the discharge of their functions. Fire and rescue authorities have a duty to have regard to the Framework. The National Framework was last published […]

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Merry Christmas to all our members

As the holiday period draws ever closer, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for your support during 2017. People join a trade union for a variety of reasons, but whatever their motive, by being a member of the RFU, through your subscriptions, you are enabling us to assist colleagues […]

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HMICFRS publish draft framework

Consultation has begun on HMICFRS’ proposed inspection programme and framework for fire and rescue services 2018/19. This consultation is the first for the new fire and rescue service inspection programme and follows the news that Suffolk, Staffordshire and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services have been selected for the pilot inspections due to take place in January. […]

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