GENERAL FACTS 1975 ONWARDS

 



In January 1976 the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Committee (CFBAC) ruled black fire helmets would give way to canary yellow while officers helmets would remain white. Rank markings for all  would all be in black and they also stated that leather  chin straps should replace any plastic ones still in use.
(Fire Magazine January, 1976. Page 390.)

The 11th November 1977, the Fire Brigades Union go on strike. A strike which lasted for nine weeks, during which time the armed forces provided fire cover with Green Goddesses.

Strathclyde first stripped up appliances with yellow stripes in 1991.

 

 

Integrated Personal Development System

13 Operational Ranks to 7 Key Roles.

 

 

Firefighter will become

Firefighter

 

Leading Firefighter will become

Crew Manager

 

Sub Officer will become

Watch Manager

 

Station Officer will become either

Watch Manager or Station Manager

 

Assistant Divisional Officer will become

Station Manager or Group Manager

 

Divisional Officer III will become

Group Manager

 

Divisional Officer II will become

Group Manager

 

Divisional Officer I will become

Area Manager

 

Senior Divisional Officer will become

Area Manager

 

Chief Officer will become

Brigade Manager

     

 

Fire Control Operator will become

Firefighter (Control)

 

Leading Fire Control Operator will become

Crew Manager (Control)

 

Senior Fire Control Operator will become

Watch Manager (Control)

 

Fire Control Officer will become either

Watch Manager (Control) or Station Manager (Control)

 

Group or Principal Fire Control Officer will become

Group Manager (Control)

 

Rank to Role has been deferred until February 2006.

 

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal
To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (sixty years on the throne), an official medal will be awarded by the UK Government to those in the Armed Forces and emergency services, and to prison service personnel.
The eligibility criteria includes ‘emergency services personnel who have been in paid service, retained or in a voluntary capacity, who have to face the prospect of dealing with emergencies as part of their conditions of service, and have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2012’.
The medal will be made of nickel silver and has been designed by Timothy Noad, a professional calligrapher and illuminator.
(28/6/2011)

 

 

 

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