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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 Press Release in Response to H&I Firefighter audit

RFU Response to H&I Firefighter Safety Audit The RFU is disappointed to read recent reports in the local media questioning the competency of ‘Retained’ firefighters in Highlands and Islands. In an effort to reassure members of the public the RFU would like to go on record stating that in our opinion the level of service […]

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RFU meet CBI and FSB 19th September

The ministerial round table meeting on 5th July, was arranged to discuss issues affecting the Retained (On-Call) Duty System, a note (available here) was produced. Item 5 covered the relationship between Fire and Rescue Services and the business sector. ‘ 5.       For the business sector, there were concerns about the difficulties faced (particularly by smaller […]

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Warks RFU gain Full Collective Bargaining rights

On 16 September 2011 RFU President and Warwickshire RFU Chair, Anthony Morgan on behalf of the RFU and Chief Fire Officer Graeme Smith on behalf of Warwickshire FRS and Warwickshire Fire Authority, signed a Consultation and Negotiation Agreement which formalises the relationship between all parties. CFO Smith and Warks RFU Committee signing the agreement Local officials in Warwickshire have for a […]

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Single Police and Fire Service in Scotland

The First Minister confirmed in a Parliamentary statement today (07 September 2011) that there will be a single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, gave a statement to Parliament and published a consultation document seeking views on proposals for the detailed operation of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. […]

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