Independent report

Facing the future

Sir Ken Knight’s independent review of efficiency and operations in fire and rescue authorities in England.


Facing the future: findings from the review of efficiencies and operations in fire and rescue authorities in England

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In December 2012 ministers commissioned Sir Ken Knight, the outgoing Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor (2007 to 2013) to conduct an independent review of efficiency in the provision of fire and rescue in England.

‘Facing the future’ presents Sir Ken’s findings.