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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.

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Operational Response Fire Standards
Operational Response Fire Standards
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Emergency Response Driving Fire Standard
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Fire Standards Board’s Aim


Fire Protection and Prevention Fire Standard consultations are now open

The Fire Standards Board are pleased to announce the consultations on the Fire Standards for Fire Protection and Prevention are now open. The Board welcome responses from all stakeholders but are particularly keen to ensure all fire and rescue services provide a response on behalf of their service as those directly impacted by the Fire Standards. They also welcome individual…

The first Fire Standards for England have been published

The publication of the first four Fire Standards is a monumental achievement for the sector. These standards and those that follow will form the basis of future inspection judgements by the HMICFRS.  Suzanne McCarthy, Chair of the Fire Standards Board (FSB), commenting on the publication of the first standards said:  “These Fire Standards are the first of a suite of standards that the Fire Standards Board will…

Fire Standards Board to publish the first Fire Standards for England

The first four Fire Standards for fire and rescue services in England are to be published on  www.firestandards.org on 16 February 2021. This is a monumental announcement, building upon and driving professionalism within our sector.   These initial Fire Standards have an operational response focus, outlining what front-line best practice should look like. The standards are about identifying what it is to be prepared, how best to respond and then how to learn and embrace new thoughts and…


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