Unit History: RAF Fireservice
The RAF Fire Service comes under the Operations Support area in Strike Command and receive their policy from the Defence Fire Service staff. The RAF Fire Service was ’divorced’ from the RAF Regt years ago. Whilst Ground Defence Training officers on stations may command the fire flight because it is seen as a Force protection activity, they are more commonly commanded by an Air Traffic Controller, given the direct part they play in airfield operations. On deployed operations, the firemen are frequently brigaded under the Force Protection Command and Control structure.
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