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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority was established on 1st April 1986 by the Local Government Act 1985 which made provision for joint authorities to be established in the major metropolitan areas following the abolition of the metropolitan county councils.

Although the Authority does not have all the miscellaneous powers of a district authority, it is nonetheless a local Authority in its own right, separate and distinct from the constituent councils. It is therefore subject to the same rules and regulations which govern other local authorities.

More about Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Our Values

Our values are guiding principles enabling high performing leaders to shape our organisation, the teams within in it and the community we serve.

We value:

  • Responsibility: Being self disciplined, taking ownership of problems and developing solutions. 
  • Social Empathy: We are interested in people serving the community and embracing diversity.
  • Mutuality: Displaying team commitment, identifying with team, organisation and community, respecting difference, and turning potential into performance.
  • Pragmatism: Finding solutions and aspiring to excellence whilst being realistic.
  • Openness to experience: Seeking out new experiences and learning from them, taking an open and broad view and striving to be the best that we can be.
  • Constructive challenge: Doing the right thing in the right way – commitment to improvement and resilience despite any setbacks.

Diversity & Inclusion

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is firmly committed and aims to create a culture that respects and values each other's differences and to secure genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities. This applies to job applicants, employees, volunteers and users of the organisation's services.

To achieve this aim MF&RS is committed to:-

  • Improving equality of opportunity for all by adhering to the statutory legal requirements and, where possible, by exceeding them.
  • Creating a harassment-free working environment for all.
  • Continually examining and reviewing procedures for appointment, transfer, promotion and training to ensure non-discrimination in the selection process.
  • Providing staff with training and guidance to ensure they understand the Equality and Diversity Policy and their responsibilities under it.
  • Regularly monitoring the composition of the workforce and publishing the results.
  • Where appropriate, taking positive action to encourage application from underrepresented groups within the workforce.
  • Providing all reasonable facilities and adjustments to maximize access to the services provided by MFRS for people with disabilities.
  • Investigating fully and swiftly all complaints of discrimination, victimization and harassment and taking appropriate action.

Benefits at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

List of all the benefits that Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Counselling
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Absence and Attendance Policy
  • Medical Financial Assistance
  • Massage Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Discounted Leisure Memberships

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