The fire and rescue service is an integral part of keeping our communities safe and secure.
The LGA's Fire Services Management Committee represents the views and concerns of the fire sector working on the future direction of the fire and rescue service; improvement within the sector; and on all other issues affecting fire and rescue authorities.
Roles and Responsibilities of Fire and Rescue Authorities
The role of the LGA
The LGA represents fire and rescue authorities on a national stage. We are a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of FRAs to ensure that the sector has a strong, credible voice with national government. FRAs are represented at the LGA through our Fire Services Management Committee and Fire Commission.
We provide improvement support to FRAs through our peer challenge programme as well as workforce and negotiations support.
Read about our Corporate offer to fire and rescue authorities.
This sets out the breadth of services you get as members of the LGA. If you would like more information about any of them please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The LGA has worked with a range of other stakeholders to develop a Memorandum of Understanding on how equality, diversity, behaviours and organisational culture issues will be addressed within the Fire 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