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 will be repeated three times in the series. The workshops will begin with the Prevention Fire Standard on 9 August and will run until April next year (2023).

Demand for these sessions has been high, and places are now limited. Any remaining sessions can be booked onto by using the Eventbrite booking link. 

Chair of the Fire Standards Board, Suzanne McCarthy said: “Working collaboratively with services to support the implementation of standards and understanding the impact they are having is a key focus for the Board, and we are grateful to the Implementation Team for hosting these sessions.  

There’s no expectation to have completed an Implementation Tool, or to have familiarity with the specific content of each standard before each session.   

More information about the published Fire Standards can be found in the Approved Standards section.

The Fire Standards Board recognises that it takes a service, on average, between 1-2 years to implement and achieve a Fire Standard.  

A table showing the standards in discussion, along with the dates of the sessions, can be found below.  

Fire Standard  

Date of sessions  


9 August 22, 25 October 22, 24 January 23 


16 August 22, 1 November 22, 31 January 23 


23 August 22, 8 November 22, 7 February 23 

Operational Learning 

30 August 22, 15 November 22, 14 February 22 

Operational Preparedness 

6 September 22, 22 November 22, 21 February 23 


13 September 22, 29 November 22, 28 February 23 

Code of Ethics 

20 September 22, 6 December 22, 7 March 23 

Fire Investigation 

27 September 22, 13 December 22, 14 March 23 

Operational Competence 

4 October 22, 20 December 22, 21 March 23 

Emergency Preparedness and Resilience 

11 October 22, 10 January 22, 28 March 23 

Emergency Response Driving 

18 October 22, 17 January 23, 4 April 23