A firefighter can opt-out of the FPS 2015 at any time. The firefighter will need to complete and return an option form available below. If a member does opt-out of the FPS 2015, the decision will take effect from the firefighter's next pay day after receipt of their notice to opt out.
Opting-out of the FPS 2015 will have a number of consequences, including:
A member is strongly recommended to seek independent financial advice before taking any action. Their Fire & Rescue Authority is not empowered to give any financial advice.
Opportunities to re-join at a later date
If a firefighter opts out of FPS 2015, they can re-join at a future date by giving your Fire & Rescue Authority your written election to re-join.
If you need a copy of the opt out form, this can be downloaded from the Scheme Guides & Forms tab in the menu bar.