Category Archives: National News

New Home Office fire statistics have been published

This latest publication presents detailed statistics on fire incidents which covers the financial year 2017/18 (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018) for fire and rescue services (FRSs) in England. These statistics cover the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Key headlines There were 564,827 incidents attended by FRSs in 2017/18. Of these […]

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Pay Offer – Latest

We thought it was important to provide our members with the latest update regarding the National Pay offer, while doing so it is also necessary to give you some context around why we are in this ludicrous situation whereby firefighters across the UK have not received their pay rise on time (due on 01 July […]

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National ‘On-Call’ firefighter campaign launched

The Association has for many many years lobbied central government for a national recruitment campaign for Retained/On-Call firefighters as one of the methods of overcoming the ongoing national recruitment and retention issue. We have on occasion, been of the view that progress had been made only for the government of the day to ‘cool’ over […]

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Firefighters providing amazing resilience during hot weather

The hot summer, which looks to continue for at least another week across the UK, brings with it a huge increase in outside fires. While fire services across the country continue to cope admirably with the spate conditions, it must be acknowledged that On-Call firefighters, the majority of which have separate primary occupations, are  being […]

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