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Revisions to the Protection Fire Standard

Following feedback received from fire and rescue services after its initial publication, an exceptional review has taken place. As a result, revisions to the wording of the Protection Fire Standard have been made. Fire Standards Board approved the minor revisions at its meeting on 9th September. The feedback received requested clarification of wording relating to equality impact assessments in the…

Fire Standard Implementation sessions

Virtual sessions are being held to support fire and rescue services with the implementation of published Fire Standards.   Members of the NFCC’s Implementation Support Team will host the events to support services to complete the Implementation Tools associated with each standard. A subject matter expert will also join some sessions.   Each session is themed to focus on one Fire Standard and…

Leadership and People Fire Standards consultations are now open

The Fire Standards Board is pleased to announce that the two Leadership and People Fire Standards: Leading the Service and Leading and Developing People, are out for consultation and have been shared with services and all stakeholders. Both fire standards have been developed to bring clarity about leadership roles and to establish expectations of leaders in leading their service and…

Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard Published

The Fire Standards Board (FSB) has announced the launch of the eleventh professional Fire Standard; Emergency Preparedness and Resilience. The Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard focuses on ensuring fire and rescue service are prepared to respond to major incidents and large-scale emergencies or disruptive challenges (emergencies). One of the desired outcomes of the Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard is that services…

The Fire Standards Board has announced the launch of its tenth professional Fire Standard; fire investigation

The Fire Standards Board (FSB) has announced the launch of the tenth professional Fire Standard; Fire Investigation. The Fire Investigation Fire Standard focuses on ensuring fire and rescue services (FRS) deliver effective, efficient and valid fire investigations into the origin, cause and development of fire.  One of the desired outcomes of the Fire Investigation Fire Standard is that services will…

The Fire Standards Board has announced the launch of its ninth professional Fire Standard; Safeguarding

The Safeguarding Fire Standard aims to ensure that fire and rescue services are doing all that they can to support safeguarding. Its desired outcome is that services work proactively to promote the safeguarding of those within their communities as well as employees and volunteers, reducing the risk of abuse, harm and neglect. The standard accompanies the NFCC Safeguarding Guidance for…

Fire Standards Board – what’s coming up in 2022

A further seven Fire Standards are currently in development by the Fire Standards Board. These include Safeguarding; Fire Investigation; Emergency Preparedness and Resilience; and Data, as well as three Leadership Fire Standards. Safeguarding This consultation was completed late 2021 with the results and revised standard being presented to the Fire Standards Board in December. Quality assurance has now been completed…

Emergency Preparedness & Resilience fire Standard consultation is now open

The Fire Standards Board are pleased to announce the next Fire Standard which is shared with services and all stakeholders for consultation. Forming part of the suite of Fire Standards that relate to service delivery, the Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard is now open for consultation until 21 February 2022. You can find out how to take part on…