Policy paper

Fire and rescue service national framework 2008 to 2011

Framework setting out the government's expectations for the fire and rescue service

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government


The fire and rescue service national framework 2008–11

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The national framework sets out the government’s expectations for the service and what is required of fire and rescue authorities to meet those expectations.

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.

Published 20 May 2008