Policy paper

Fire and rescue national framework for England

The national framework sets out the government’s expectations and requirements for fire and rescue authorities.

Documents

Fire and rescue national framework for England

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Firefighter fitness: addendum to the fire and rescue national framework for England

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Detail

The national framework sets out the government’s expectations and requirements for fire and rescue authorities. The government has a duty under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 to produce the framework and keep it current. Fire and rescue authorities must have regard to the framework in carrying out their duties.

On 15 December 2014 an addendum on firefighter fitness was added to the Fire and Rescue National Framework.

The act requires the Home Secretary to report every 2 years on fire and rescue authorities’ compliance with the framework. Reports from 2014 onwards are available.