Community Risk Management Planning Fire Standard consultation launched
The Fire Standards Board are pleased to announce the consultation on the Fire Standard for Community Risk Management Planning is now open.
Operational Response Fire Standards consultation launched
The Fire Standards Board are pleased to announce the consultation on the Fire Standards for Operational response are now open.
Delivery plan for the first phase of Fire Standards announced
Having been established in 2019, the Fire Standards Board has been busy determining how it will work, agreeing the process for developing Fire Standards, deciding what a Fire Standard will contain; identifying the range of Fire Standards to be developed and those Fire Standards that will be included in the initial cohort of published Fire Standards.
Excellent response to the consultation on an Emergency Response Driver Fire Standard
The Fire Standards Board’s consultation on its first proposed Fire Standard focused on the important area of emergency response driving.
Emergency Response Driver Standard consultation launched
The first Fire Standard is now out for consultation. In an important step forward for blue light driving, the emergency response driver standard provides fire and rescue services with the framework to ensure they are fully compliant with legislation.
Making sense of Standards
“The absence of existing national standards has resulted in local variations in almost every aspect of what each fire and rescue service does.” This is the conclusion made by HMICFRS in their tranche 1 summary report of the first inspections in 12 years. It’s helpful then that a Fire Standards Board is now in place to deal with the issues and provide some reassurance to the inspectors that inconsistency is being tackled head on.
The website for the Fire Standards Board England goes live
Information about the new Fire Standards Board for England and its work to date are available on the newly launched website – www.firestandards.org
Latest news from the Board
Forming a key plank of the reform programme, the Fire Standards Board (FSB or Board) has now been established and has met twice. The Board has a Chair and Vice Chair both independent from fire and rescue services and Government. They each bring a wealth of experience from their extensive and varied executive and non-executive careers.