• More than 40,000 people are employed by fire services across the UK with a
further 18,000 working on a retained basis.
Their latest pay agreement increases basic pay rates by 2 per cent from last
Retained fees and long service awards were also increased by 2 per cent. A
firefighter with 10 years’ service would receive £1,437 while for an officer of
35-years standing the figure is £2,517.
However the London allowance – which covers employees working in the former
Greater London Council area – remains at £2,793.