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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Benefits of membership for fire authorities

Media releases and news

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Community safety

LGA responds to future control services scheme update

26 March 2014

Read Cllr Kay Hammond, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, on the DCLG's Future Control Services Scheme update.

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Community safety

Impact of funding cuts on fire service highlighted

10 March 2014

Fire and rescue authorities will need to push the boundaries of innovation and creativity as they continue to strive to protect services from funding cuts, a new report warns today.

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Community safety

Councils issue fake Christmas toy warning

21 December 2013

Councils are warning people about the risks of buying fake goods in the hunt for last-minute Christmas bargains this weekend.

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Improvement

Publishing data

12 December 2013

Local authorities can now generate and publish reports about how their services are performing from LG Inform, the LGA's data service.

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Community safety

Fire and rescue – Strike action confirmed

19 September 2013

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called a four-hour strike in England and Wales for next Wednesday (25 September), in a dispute over pensions.

Briefings, responses and articles

Westminster Hall debate on the funding of fire and rescue services

Fire authorities, along with the rest of the local authority sector, are currently facing an unprecedented cut of 25 per cent in their formula grant funding in this spending period. Fire authorities also face potential increased financial pressures associated with future pension commitments and pay awards, and the threat of further revenue insecurity due to changes in the calculation of the funding provided through formula grant support and council tax.

Retained business rates consultation response

The LGA cross-party Fire Services Management Committee (FSMC) has submitted this response to the consultation on a Retained Business Rates scheme.

LGA response to the consultation on amendments to the firefighters' pension scheme

The LGA's Fire Service Management Committee (FSMC) has submitted this response to the consultation on amendments to the Firefighters' Pension Scheme (1992) and the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme (2006).

Video: Differing views on the future of the Fire and Rescue service

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

Publications

Case studies

The LGA is keen to collect case studies from fire and rescue authorities to highlight notable practice in the fire sector. If you'd like to submit a case study please either tweet us @LGAfirerescue or email us on fire@local.gov.uk.

Meetings for member authority councillors

Fire Commission dates 

Fire Services Management Committee