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Independent review on firefighters’ conditions of service opened by the Government

by Brian Sims

Fire minister Penny Mordaunt has launched an independent review to ensure that firefighters’ conditions of service support their front line work of preventing fire and protecting the public. The review will be led by Adrian Thomas, an expert in the field of personnel management and staff resourcing. Thomas will now consult extensively with fire and rescue authorities, firefighters and representative bodies and report back in February 2015. A report written by former fire chief Sir Ken Knight” entitled: ‘Facing the Future’ and published last year” outlined how improvements could be made to front line services if firefighters’ conditions of service were reviewed. This review will consider whether the current Terms and Conditions are conducive to building the fire and rescue service of the future and look at national arrangements for agreeing conditions around: ‘

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