To be eligible to receive a pension benefit, you must have at least 3 months' qualifying service in the FPS 2007. If you work part-time or have had a period of part-time service, your service is proportioned according to your part-time working hours.
If you are a regular firefighter and also undertake Retained duties, please be aware that there is a limit on the pensionable service you can build up in the FPS 2007 under two contracts. The limit is 45 years. It applies regardless of whether your regular and retained employments are with the same or a different Fire & Rescue Service. If your combined pensionable service should exceed 45 years, you will be entitled to a refund of excess contributions.