Am I eligible to join?
On 6th April 2006, the Firefighters' Pension Scheme 1992 became a closed scheme.
Active members of the FPS will therefore be those who satisfied the membership conditions and joined before that date, who have not opted out of the Scheme, and who have not had any subsequent break in continuity of employment.
One of the conditions for membership was that a person should have been appointed as a regular firefighter by a fire and rescue authority on terms under which he or she may be required to engage in firefighting. Having joined the FPS, however, membership can continue if a person is required to perform just the non-firefighting duties appropriate to his or her role. This means, for example, that if a person becomes unfit for the "operational" aspects of the role, provided there is no break in the continuity of the employment, he or she would be allowed to remain a member.