Essex County Fire and Rescue Service



Links to other organisations

(The descriptions of the organisations listed below are taken from their own websites and the RMA accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the content contained therein)

Fire Brigades Union 
We have a proud history, and since our foundation in 1918 have helped create and develop the modern fire and rescue service.

Kent Fire & Rescue Service Retirement Association
KFRS Association is open to any member of Kent Fire and Rescue Service who has served for seven or more years, as well as to partners of former members.

We also have an additional category that will enable any member who has served with any fire service in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but who resides within Kent to join. If you join after April in any year you do not pay until the following 1 April.

London Fire Brigade Retired Members’ Association
The LFB RMA is a non-profit organisation and is run solely by volunteers. All of the LFB RMA volunteers (men and women) have either served in the London Fire Brigade or are spouses who have offered to continue with their support of the LFB RMA after the sad loss of a retired member.

National asbestos help line
The National Asbestos Helpline was set up to help asbestos related disease sufferers and their families. With our knowledgeable, professional and compassionate approach, we help and support thousands of people across the UK with legal representation from our specialist asbestos claims solicitors, financial, emotional and practical support. If you, a family member or a friend has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, PleuralThickening, Asbestosis, Asbestos Lung Cancer or Pleural Plaques, we are here to help.

National  Association of Retired Firefighters
The National Association of Retired Fire fighters is the organisation that is dedicated to safeguarding the interests of every former fire and rescue service employee and their families.

The Fire Fighters Charity
We are the UK's leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families.  We offer all beneficiaries the opportunity to take rental breaks at our centres.  These can be booked by contacting the centres direct and this will result in a favourable rental rate.

Harcombe House, Chudleigh, Devon. TQ13 0DG – T: 0870 242 7592
Marine Court, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5NF – T: 0870 242 7593
Jubilee House, Eamont Park, Penrith, CA10 2BN – T: 01768 890009

The Worshipful Company of Firefighters
The prime objective and intention of The Worshipful Company of Firefighters is to promote the development and advancement of the science, art and the practice of firefighting, fire prevention and life safety. It also encourages good professional behaviour and an exchange of information between Members of the Company and others who work in allied fields.  The Company has undertaken to maintain the traditions and customs of the City of London and to pledge support to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen in all matters relevant to the life and dignity of the City.

UNISON has a dynamic and vibrant retired members’ section. A national retired members’ committee meets regularly to discuss the issues that matter to you – this gives you a voice at the heart of the union and ensures that your views are heard at our national and retired members’ conferences.  We value your experience.  Our retired members attend branch meetings and often mentor new branch officials and reps, as well as getting involved in local and national campaigns.

You are the link between the employed and retired and that solidarity between generations is so important to everyone.  The NHS, the provision of a decent income in older age and a fair society all matter to every UNISON member, regardless of age.  UNISON works with other pensioner organisations in the UK and across the world which gives you plenty of opportunities to campaign on issues that are important to you.


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