Fire and rescue services

We provide the secretariat to the Employers' Side of the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services and Middle Managers Negotiating Body (MMNB).


28 July 2020

Following a round of detailed consultation meetings with fire authority Chairs & Chief Fire Officers the National Employers made an offer to the employees side of the NJC for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services on 28 July of a 2% uplift on basic pay and continual professional development (CPD) rates, which would be effective from 1 July. The Fire Brigades Union has indicated that it will consult its members on the offer.

23 July 2020

 The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have agreed the following statement which in accordance with the tripartite renewal agreement contains the remaining agreed risk assessments.

3 June 2020

The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have agreed the following statement which extends the Agreement on additional activities originally reached on 26 March.

24 April 2020

The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have agreed the following statement, which adds four further additional areas of work that may be undertaken by firefighters - the assembly of single use face shields for the NHS and care work front line staff; packing/repacking food supplies for vulnerable people and the (emergency and non-emergency) transfer of known or suspected COVID-19 patients as well as non-COVID-19 patients.

16 April 2020

The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have agreed to add three further areas of additional work to the agreement reached on 26 March - assisting in taking samples for Covid-19 antigen testing; driving ambulance transport not on blue-lights (excluding known Covid-19 patients) to outpatient appointments or to receive urgent care and driving Instruction by FRS driver trainers to deliver training for non-Service personnel to drive ambulances (not on blue-lights).

9 April 2020

The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have issued a further joint statement in respect of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) adding two further additional areas of work.

3 April 20

The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have issued a further joint statement in respect of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

27 March 20

Covid-19 - The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have reached agreement on a number of additional duties and a process to take forward introduction of any other activities that may be required and to keep matters under review.

24 March 20

The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council have issued a joint statement in respect of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and a risk-based approach to fire and rescue functions.  

NJC

The NJC has 28 members.

Employers' side:

  • LGA, nine members
  • the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, two members
  • Welsh Local Government Association, one member
  • the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services Board, one member.

Employees' side:

  • the Fire Brigades Union, 14.

MMNB

The MMNB has 28 members.

Employers' side:

  • LGA, nine members
  • the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, two members
  • Welsh Local Government Association, one member
  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services Board, one member.

Employees' side:

  • Fire Brigades Union, 13
  • the Fire Officers Association, one.

Agreements reached in the NJC and MMNB are contained in the Scheme of Conditions of Service known as the Grey book.

Firefighter fitness best practice guide

The National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services and the Home Office have worked together with fire service employer and employee representatives to launch the Firefighter Fitness Best Practice Guide.

Memorandum of understanding for the fire service

The LGA has launched an equality and diversity memorandum of understanding for the fire service.