13 episodes

Welcome to Priority Message, the essential podcast for all fire service employees. These podcasts are brought to you by the Fire and Rescue Services Association, the one truly independent, member-led trade union that puts its members first.
The aim of these podcasts is to educate, inform and raise awareness on a wide-range of topics related to the fire and rescue service that feature regularly on stations among crews and watches up and down the country. We hope to dispel some long-standing myths, ask the tough questions, and more importantly provide some solutions to long standing issues faced by the sector.
You can email the show on prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk 
More details about the Fire and Rescue Services Association at frsa.org.uk plus you can connect with the FRSA in a number of ways via Linktree

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Priority Message Tristan Ashby

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to Priority Message, the essential podcast for all fire service employees. These podcasts are brought to you by the Fire and Rescue Services Association, the one truly independent, member-led trade union that puts its members first.
The aim of these podcasts is to educate, inform and raise awareness on a wide-range of topics related to the fire and rescue service that feature regularly on stations among crews and watches up and down the country. We hope to dispel some long-standing myths, ask the tough questions, and more importantly provide some solutions to long standing issues faced by the sector.
You can email the show on prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk 
More details about the Fire and Rescue Services Association at frsa.org.uk plus you can connect with the FRSA in a number of ways via Linktree

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    We need to talk about Warwickshire.

    We need to talk about Warwickshire.

    In this episode Chief Executive Officer, Tristan Ashby is going by FRSA President, Mark Palmer, to provide members with an update on the campaign to oppose the proposals in Warwickshire to sack all of On-Call firefighters in the service, and rely solely on Wholetime firefighters, Part-Time firefighters and 'Surge Teams'.
    These proposals, which are contained in the Cabinet paper from their meeting on 09 November 2023, can be found on our website here.
    The video of the Cabinet meeting at which they approved the proposals for public consultation, can be found here.
    If you would like to contact the Podcast you can do so via prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk we would welcome your feedback and suggested content for future episodes.
     
    Not currently a member of the FRSA? You can join via our website https://www.frsa.org.uk/join-frsa/
     
    Our socials can be found here - https://linktr.ee/frsa.uk

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    • 45 min
    Warwickshire Proposals

    Warwickshire Proposals

    In this episode National Executive Officer, Ben Redwood, is joined by FRSA Chief Executive, Tristan Ashby to discuss plans by the Senior Leadership Team in Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, to removal all of their On-Call units, preferring to rely solely on Wholetime firefighter, Part-Time firefighters and 'Surge Teams'.
    These proposals, which are contained in the Cabinet paper from their meeting on 09 November 2023, can be found on our website here.
    The video of the Cabinet meeting at which they approved the proposals for public consultation, can be found here.
    If you would like to contact the Podcast you can do so via prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk we would welcome your feedback and suggested content for future episodes.
     
    Not currently a member of the FRSA? You can join via our website https://www.frsa.org.uk/join-frsa/
     
    Our socials can be found here - https://linktr.ee/frsa.uk

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    • 46 min
    In conversation with NFCC Chair - Mark Hardingham

    In conversation with NFCC Chair - Mark Hardingham

    In this episode our Chief Executive, Tristan Ashby, is joined by National Fire Chiefs Council Chair, Mark Hardingham, who provides his view on the challenges facing the sector, and answers a number of questions posed including, how the NFCC operates, the Chair's role, tackling poor behaviour in the fire service, On-Call recruitment and retention and migration from On-Call to Wholetime.
    If you would like to contact the Podcast you can do so via prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk we would welcome your feedback and suggested content for future episodes.
     
    Not currently a member of the FRSA? You can join via our website https://www.frsa.org.uk/join-frsa/
     
    Our socials can be found here - https://linktr.ee/frsa.uk

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Pensions - Second Options Exercise (Part 2 of 2)

    Pensions - Second Options Exercise (Part 2 of 2)

    This is part two of a two-part podcast in which we discuss the mechanics and eligibility criteria for Retained / On-Call Firefighters to take part in the Second Options Exercise, and join or extend membership of the Firefighters Pension Scheme as Special Members / Pensioners. This exercise will provide eligible firefighters to purchase historical pension service from the date they joined the fire service, which in some cases goes back to the mid-sixties!!
    In this second part we explore the legal journey that created the opportunity for eligible (in-scope) firefighters to have another opportunity to purchase pensionable service retrospectively. But most importantly, talks about the eligibility criteria needed to take part in the Second Options Exercise and what to do if the employer/ex-employer disputes your entitlement.
    If you would like to contact the Podcast you can do so via prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk we would welcome your feedback and suggested content for future episodes.
     
    Not currently a member of the FRSA? You can join via our website https://www.frsa.org.uk/join-frsa/
     
    Our socials can be found here - https://linktr.ee/frsa.uk

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    • 13 min
    Pensions - Second Options Exercise (Part 1 of 2)

    Pensions - Second Options Exercise (Part 1 of 2)

    This is part one of a two part podcast in which we discuss the mechanics and eligibility criteria for Retained / On-Call Firefighters to take part in the Second Options Exercise, and join or extend membership of the New Firefighters Pension Scheme as Special Members. This exercise will provide eligible firefighters to purchase historical pension service from the date they joined the fire service, which in some cases goes back to the mid-sixties!!
    In this first part we explore the legal journey that took almost eight years, which culminated in Retained Firefighters being recognised as 'Part-time workers' under the Part-time Workers Less Favourable Treatment Regulations and achieve parity with their Wholetime colleagues.
    Part one deals with the longstanding myths and misinformation as to who was involved in this process and how much was actually down to the Independent Review by Sir George Bain in 2002.
     
    If you would like to contact the Podcast you can do so via prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk we would welcome your feedback and suggested content for future episodes.
     
    Not currently a member of the FRSA? You can join via our website https://www.frsa.org.uk/join-frsa/
     
    Our socials can be found here - https://linktr.ee/frsa.uk

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    • 14 min
    Firefighter Fitness with CFO Justin Johnston and AM Neil Taylor

    Firefighter Fitness with CFO Justin Johnston and AM Neil Taylor

    In this episode we are joined by Justin Johnston who is the Chief Fire Officer of Lancashire FRS, Vice-Chair of the NFCC and past Chair of the FireFit Steering Group plus Area Manager Neil Taylor (also Lancashire FRS) and current Chair of the FireFit Steering Group. Justin and Neil join Tristan Ashby (Chief Executive Officer of the FRSA) to discuss firefighter fitness.
     
    If you would like to contact the Podcast you can do so via prioritymessage@frsa.org.uk we would welcome your feedback and suggested content for future episodes.
     
    Not currently a member of the FRSA? You can join via our website https://www.frsa.org.uk/join-frsa/
     
    Our socials can be found here - https://linktr.ee/frsa.uk

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    • 48 min

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