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Co-Responder Schemes

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

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

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Project Management

  Section 1 Introduction to Projects (169 KB) Section 2 Plans and Planning (78 KB) Section 3 Project Risk Management (42 KB) Section 4 Managing People & Projects (97 KB) Section 5 Project Control (71 KB) Section 6 Introduction to PRINCE2 (258 KB)

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Information Technology

This module provides a general introduction to the many aspects of Information Technology that impact upon much of our working life. This module is broken down into a number of sections that introduce the novice, the experienced and the very confident computer user to a variety of subjects. The module focuses on the use of […]

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Part-time workers claims – a summary

The RFU is very pleased to have finally, this week, been able to reach settlement on our members’ behalf regarding their PTW claims. This process has taken over 10 years to reach its conclusion and whilst there is a compensation payment included in the settlement, no-one should forget that this process began for us when […]

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Settlement of Part-time workers claims

The RFU has always championed the right of retained firefighters to equality of treatment with their wholetime equivalents. In this regard the RFU has supported not just individual members with claims, but has also championed group causes.   One particular group cause has concerned less favourable treatment of retained firefighters with regards to terms and […]

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