ensure the conditions of service that firefighters enjoy continue to support their frontline work of preventing fire and protecting the public for years to come.
Adrian Thomas led the review who had experience in the field of personnel management and staff resourcing. Mr Thomas consulted with fire and rescue authorities, staff, representative bodies (including the RFU) and reported back to the minister in early 2015.
A general election soon followed and three Fire Ministers later, the report has finally seen the light of day.
The government has acknowledged that some of the findings in the report will require action by them but the majority of the recommendations will need to be led by the sector itself.
The 93 page report includes 45 key findings. Once we have digested the contents of the document we will provide our formal position on the report.