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HMICFRS report on values and culture in fire and rescue services – Fire Standards Board response

The professional standards produced by the Fire Standard Board are designed to assist fire and rescue services in creating cultures which are open, inclusive, and welcoming. The Fire Standards Board (FSB) is strongly committed to supporting the delivery of the very much needed changes and improvements identified by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) in their Values and Culture spotlight report. Several of the Report’s recommendations are directed to the FSB.  The Board will work with fire and rescue services and other partners to deliver these as a priority.

FSB Chair, Suzanne McCarthy in response to the Report said:

“While the majority of fire and rescue service staff act with integrity, the findings are a cause for concern and the shocking behaviours highlighted in the report demand urgent action. The Fire Standards Board is responsible for producing a suite of professional standards which will help services improve delivery for their communities and create a working environment of which they can be proud.”

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