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

Fire and rescue authorities to share £75 million fund

17 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, as he responds to the DCLG announcement today that fire and rescue authorities will share a £75 million fund for 37 projects to help ensure better and more efficient front-line services for the public.

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Community safety

LGA responds to DCLG on Future Control Services Scheme

13 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, as he responds to the Future Control Services Scheme update.

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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.

Briefings, responses and articles

Independent review of conditions of service: LGA response

LGA response to the independent review of the conditions of service of operational staff in the fire service .

Fire and rescue service submission to the commission – August 2014

This submission represents a joint submission by the Local Government Association Fire Service Management Committee, the Chief Fire Officers Association and the Fire Finance network (which coordinates finance professionals in the Fire and Rescue Service).

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Differing views on the future of the Fire and Rescue service

Access a film highlighting some of the issues and challenges facing the Fire and Rescue sector which was shown at the LGA's Annual Fire Conference in Cardiff in March 2014.

Publications

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

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