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Emergency Response Driving Instructor Course out for consultation

The NFCC have been working with colleagues in the practitioner’s group, Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG) to develop a course outline for Instructors, with supporting guidance to help services to achieve the Emergency Driving Response Fire Standard, which was published in February 2021. The NFCC now invite you all to provide feedback though a consultation on the course outlines for…

The Fire Standards Board launches the Data Management Fire Standard

The Fire Standards Board (FSB) has announced the launch of the twelfth professional Fire Standard; Data Management. The Data Management Fire Standard focuses on ensuring fire and rescue services can deliver excellence to the public by maximising the value of good quality and reliable data. One of the desired outcomes of the Data Management Fire Standard is that services will use data…

Developing the next Fire Standards

The FSB met on 9 September and agreed the next phase of development of Fire Standards. A further six Fire Standards are currently in development; envisaged by the Fire Standards Board to be delivered by the end of next year (2023). These Fire Standards, along with their proposed publication dates, are as follows: Leadership and People Fire Standards – December…

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…