Nominating section: National retained committee
Conference notes the content of the Fireﬁghter Fitness Best Practice Guide produced by the NJC. Conference is alarmed at the lack of provision of ﬁtness training equipment or ﬁtness training time available to Retained Duty System ﬁreﬁghters across the UK. Conference agrees that Retained Duty System ﬁreﬁghters have the same requirements as wholetime ﬁreﬁghters on the issue of ﬁreﬁghter ﬁtness and that the same safety standards should apply to both equally.
Therefore this Conference instructs the Executive Council, at the earliest opportunity to try to negotiate a number of paid hours per week for Retained Duty System ﬁreﬁghters to carry out ﬁtness training in order to maintain their ﬁtness to the required standard, these hours must be in addition to the already agreed hours for training, development and maintenance duties.