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Your Service – Your Voice
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service care about the views and opinions of its staff and wants to gain the views of all staff as part of a survey.
The survey launched on June 16 and runs until July 28.
There has been significant change over recent years at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and the staff survey, which was sent directly to people via email in June, aims to get your views and opinions on how we are responding to the resulting change as a Service.
The Service is striving to be the best employer it can be, with employees that feel valued and listened to,
as well as offering a first class service to Merseyside.
The Service wants to be responsive to your needs as a member of staff as well as those of the community.
Some Frequently Asked Questions have also been created to provide you with more information.
Go to this address on the Portal for the FAQs.
http://intranetportal/sites/smd/equalityanddiversity/ StaffSurvey/default.aspx
Make your voice heard.
Go Online:
The Service’s Employee Assistance programme website has had a revamp, and is now filled with even more health and wellbeing advice and support information. Please log on to the PPC site (link can be found on the staff Portal home page) to view all of the new information.
Of Course We Can...
The FBU Union Learning Fund (ULF) has signed a new Learning Agreement with MF&RS to provide fully-funded courses, skills and qualifications to all fire and rescue service employees throughout the academic year.
enrolments for the course later this month. But that is not the only course available to staff.
Although this academic year is starting to wind down, they will be in a position to offer up to 14 courses across MF&RS from mid- August this year.
“MF&RS do use the appraisal system to identify and signpost staff to us. Many of
the features within Hot News are covered
by the qualifications that we provide such
as Exercise Studies, Nutrition and Health, Fitness Level 2, Customer Service, Principles in Dementia Care, Mental Health Awareness and Team Leaders, for example.”
Mark Dunne, project support organiser, said: “Staff will be aware that July 1 saw the cut off for those interested in a new course to gain a Level 2 certificate in Fitness Instructing, which will see
The Learning Centre is based at Speke and Garston Community Fire Station. For more information contact

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