The fire and rescue service is an integral part of keeping our communities safe and secure. Even with greatly reduced financial resources, the sector continues to deliver robust, professional and innovative front line services for local communities. The LGA works with the sector to represent them on a wide range of issues from pensions and industrial relations through to local government resources.
The LGA will continue to work with our fire and rescue authority members to fight for key issues and matters of interest to the sector.
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LGA's Fire Services Management Committee's response to the Home Office's and Department of Communities and Local Government's ‘Enabling closer working between the emergency services' consultation on behalf of the English FRAs.
The LGA has also helped to develop design principles for safe and well visits. These were designed to aid local areas have further conversations about fire and rescue authorities could extend their 670,000 home safety checks to cover a range of issues as identified at a local level.
The LGA, the Chief Fire Officers Association, NHS England, Public Health England and Age UK have signed a consensus statement setting out our intent to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
The LGA has conducted its first perceptions survey for our fire and rescue service members.
Fire Sprinklers week is taking place between 16 – 22 March
A film of the issues and challenges facing the Fire and Rescue sector shown at the LGA's Annual Fire Conference in Cardiff in March 2014.Presentations from the conference