Membership of the The Fire Officers Association is open to all UK Fire and Rescue Service workers and workers in fire and rescue related roles in industry. The Fire Officers’ Association provides individual representation to all members and collective representation for members in FRS uniformed Middle Manager roles through the Middle Manager’s Negotiating Body of the National Joint Council for UK Fire and Rescue Services.
No portion of any member’s subscription goes to a political party or is used for political purposes.
In The Fire Officers’ Association our members come first and we believe their interests are best served through constructive consultation and negotiation rather than traditional trade union muscle flexing. In this way we can play a constructive role in the changes that are inevitably taking place within the service. If confrontation is at the forefront of an agenda, real progress and benefits will never materialise.
The success and direction of any organisation must originate from its members. That’s why we regularly consult our membership to ensure we reflect and represent their views. To provide the best representation for its members an organisation must provide help, assistance and guidance for them, whatever their problem or difficulty. So we do not select the issues we represent our members on, our members do.
The Fire Officers’ Association strives to ensure that:
- All members are directly consulted on matters that affect them.
- Real openness and accountability is seen in all fire and rescue service affairs.
- Equality and diversity is promoted in all areas of the fire and rescue service.
- Concerns about pressures and stressors placed upon managers are addressed in the workplace.
- The role of managers in delivering service objectives are fully recognised and will fight for this to be reflected by appropriate rewards.
- It has an agenda focused solely on fire and rescue service matters.
- It is non-judgemental so that all members receive equal representation.