Open consultation

Reforming our fire and rescue service

Summary

We are seeking views on proposals to introduce system-wide reform that will strengthen fire and rescue services in England.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government wants to ensure that our fire and rescue services are given the tools and support to tackle the ever-changing challenges that our communities face.

People

Where proposals seek to clarify the role of the firefighter and to build a culture that welcomes every member of our community.

Professionalism

Where we look to provide greater development and leadership opportunities to all fire service staff, no matter how experienced they are.

Governance

Where we explore the potential in providing operational independence to chief fire officers.

We believe that improvements in these 3 key areas will ensure that our fire and rescue services are fully supported in their role, protecting and serving our communities.

This consultation seeks to continue the government’s work in delivering fire reform in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Below is a full package of documents to support the consultation, including the impact assessment.

Documents

Consultation document

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Impact Assessment

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Fire Reform Consultation
Fire Strategy & Reform Unit
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2 Marsham Street,
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Published 18 May 2022
Last updated 18 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Accessible version of Impact Assessment added.

  2. First published.