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Internal Governance and Assurance


This consultation is now closed.

The Internal Governance and Assurance Fire Standard has been developed with expert input from the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Asset Management Working Group, Procurement network and a range of specialists and representatives from across UK wide fire and rescue services.


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

  • The proposed Internal Governance and Assurance Fire Standard 
  • A copy of the consultation questions (allows you to prepare your response in advance before entering your answers online)
  • A glossary which will provide you with definitions of terminology found within the Fire Standard

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.

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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]


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.

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 Fire Standards can be found on the Fire Standards Board website. In the draft for consultation, legislation pertinent to this topic has been included, the consultation enables suggestions for any further consultation to be made.

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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