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Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard


This consultation is now closed.


Take a look at the Fire Standard that was published following this consultation.


If you took part in this consultation, you may be interested to read the post-consultation “You said, we did” report to see how your feedback has shaped this Fire Standard.

The consultation – now closed

The Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard is now open for consultation. This has been developed with expert input from the NFCC leads for Emergency Planning, Business Continuity, Local Resilience Forums and the NFCC National Resilience hub.

How to participate  

For the purposes of this consultation, you are provided with a consultation pack which contains the following: 

  • The proposed Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard 
  • A copy of the consultation questions (allows you to prepare your response in advance before entering your answers online)

Consultation pack

You will be asked to provide your name, role, organisation and email address in case of any technical issues or if we need to contact you to clarify anything about your response. 

It is not mandatory to respond to all of the questions in the survey; you are welcome to only complete those areas that you have an interest or expertise in. 

When you are ready, please start the survey. 

Start the survey

What happens after the consultation has closed?

All consultation responses will be considered following the consultation. Should any responses result in significant revisions to the Fire Standard, a further consultation may be initiated.

Following this, the Fire Standard will undergo a quality assurance process before the final Fire Standard is proposed to the Fire Standards Board for approval.

If you have any questions about the consultation process please email [email protected]

Considerations and Notes

Hyperlinks to places within this draft Fire Standard, or to other sections of guidance may not currently function; this will be addressed at point of publication. 

This Fire Standard reflects only the most appropriate legislation to this topic. We recognise that fire and rescue services must comply with a broader list of legislation to undertake their duties, which would be applicable to all standards. The legislation which applies to all standards can be found on the Fire Standards Board website.

Any illustrations are not currently in high-definition, to allow for email limitations; this will be addressed at point of publication. 

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