You will join the scheme automatically on appointment as a firefighter, crew or watch manager, regardless of your duty system. This includes part-time, volunteer and retained duty system firefighters.
All other support and control room fire service employees are invited to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Some firefighters who were previously a member of the former Firefighters’ Pension Schemes (Fire 1992 and Fire 2006) are also members of the scheme.Watch the video
If you have joined the Firefighters' 2015 Pension Scheme within the last 12 months and wish to consider transferring previous pension rights from another provider, please contact SPPA on (01896) 893 000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
A transfer is subject to time limits and can only proceed when:
Please note that transfers from occupational schemes on a non-club basis may still be possible after 12 months membership in our scheme. Please contact SPPA for further details.
Please be aware SPPA cannot provide financial advice to you regarding whether or not to transfer your pension. If you require assistance please contact an independent financial advisor.