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Find out about approved Standards and those due for review.


The Fire Standards Board has been set up to oversee the identification, organisation, development and maintenance of professional Standards for fire and rescue services in England.


Making sense of standards
“The absence of existing national standards has resulted in local variations in almost every aspect of what each fire and rescue service does.” This is the conclusion made by HMICFRS in their tranche 1 summary report of the first inspections in 12 years. It’s helpful then that a Fire Standards Board is now in place to deal with the issues…
The website for the Fire Standards Board England goes live
Information about the new Fire Standards Board for England and its work to date are available on the newly launched website - www.firestandards.org Consistency, learning from incidents and developing fit-for-purpose professional Standards is the core purpose of the Fire Standards Board which was formed earlier this year. The Board will be responsible for development of a high-quality, useable framework of…
Latest news from the Board
Forming a key plank of the reform programme, the Fire Standards Board (FSB or Board) has now been established and has met twice. The Board has a Chair and Vice Chair both independent from fire and rescue services and Government. They each bring a wealth of experience from their extensive and varied executive and non-executive careers. Suzanne McCarthy (pictured left)…


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