Fire Pension Scheme
The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme is a tax approved, defined benefit occupational pension scheme. The arrangements under the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 1992 (1992 Scheme), the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2007 (2007 Scheme) and from 1 April 2015, the new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2015 (2015 Scheme) offer a range of benefits that provide financial security both in the time up to retirement and beyond.
The administration of these Schemes is undertaken by Carmarthenshire County Council on behalf of Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service and North Wales Fire & Rescue Service (referred to as the Fire & Rescue Service - FRS). The Council is responsible for the maintenance of this site and is involved in every stage of your membership. This means that we work closely with each Fire & Rescue Service to ensure the accurate and timely flow of information in the administration of your pension record(s).
You will note that the website has been split between the 1992 Scheme, the 2007 Scheme and the new 2015 Scheme and you will therefore need to refer to the appropriate section in order to find out more about your scheme.
These Schemes are very secure because the benefits are set out in law and regulated by Parliament, plus there is no link to the Open-market, unlike with any defined contribution scheme.