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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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RFU welcomes review of FRS in the UK

The RFU welcomes the announcement that Sir Ken Knight is to undertake a short review of efficiencies in fire and rescue services and will respond to Sir Ken’s invitation to provide our views on this matter in due course. What is clear however that now more than ever is the right time to invest in […]

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Fire Service faces tough 2013

The 2010 comprehensive spending review contained some challenging financial statements for public services and two years on we are going to experience the tougher effects of the back-loaded budget cuts. FRS will be expected to make further frontline reductions over the next 12 months and councils will be putting together their proposals on how to […]

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Efficiency review of fire and rescue

An expert led review into the operational efficiency of the services delivered by fire and rescue authorities in England was announced today (14 December 2012). Despite the public sector deficit, the government has protected fire and rescue authority funding. Some reduction was unavoidable but it was back-loaded so sensible savings could be made without impacting […]

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service – Members

Members of the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have been announced by Community Safety Minister Roseanna Cunningham. They will work closely with the Chair Pat Watters and Chief Officer Alasdair Hay to oversee, support and challenge the SFRS and ensure smooth transition to the new single service, which will go live on April 1, 2013. […]

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