An active member is someone who is currently contributing to the Firefighter’s Pension Scheme. There are three different variations of the Firefighter’s Pension Scheme, these being: the Firefighters Pension Scheme 1992, the New Firefighters Pension Scheme 2006 and the Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015. The Retained Modified Scheme also exists as an annex of the 2006 Scheme for those Special Firefighter Members who were offered the chance to buy back previous service and convert this service to Special Modified membership.
The Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015 is the open Scheme which new firefighter members will join. Also, on 1 April 2015 many members of the 1992 Scheme and the 2006 Scheme, were moved into the 2015 Scheme as they were not covered by protections.
However, the 1992 and 2006 Schemes are still available to those members who were granted Tapered or Protected Membership of these Schemes.
For further information please click on the tab relevant to your membership.
Please be aware that tax limits do apply to your Firefighters Pension benefits. For further information please click here to read about tax and your pension.