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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 E-BULLETIN – SEPTEMBER 2016

Pension Schemes – Annual Benefits Statement Under the Pensions Act 2013, active scheme members must be provided with an ‘annual benefit statement’ by the scheme manager (Fire Authority). Benefit statements must be sent to any member on request, within 2 months. The statement must include a description of the benefits earned in respect of their […]

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Suicide notes talk too late

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day Men, we need to talk. Go to weneedtotalk.movember.com for more information on how to start important conversations and share this video to keep the conversation going.

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Rise in fire-related deaths in England

The number of fire-related deaths in England has risen sharply according to recent data published by the Home Office. It was inevitable that the downward trend over the last 10 years was likely to reverse at some point and time will tell as to whether this is the start of a stabilisation period. Taking one […]

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New Pay Rates for 2016/17

Following a nationally agreed 1% pay increase to Grey Book staff of all roles (including CPD payments), we have provided details of the new rates below. RDS Pay Rates for 2016/17 CPD pay rates for 2016/17

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