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 response to DCLG's Future Control Services Scheme update

24 March 2015

Read Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the Local Government Association's Fire Services Management Committee, on the Future Control Services Scheme update.

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LGA response to Fire Minister's announcement on mandatory smoke alarms

10 March 2015

Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee responds to Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt's announcement that regulations requiring all private sector landlords to install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms will be laid before this Parliament ends.

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Community safety

Lower the drink drive limit to cut road deaths, say Fire and Rescue Authorities

9 March 2015

The Local Government Association (LGA) says that dropping the current limit from 80 mgs to 5 0mgs per 100 ml of blood – which is standard for virtually every other country – could save up to 170 lives annually.

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Fire and rescue authorities call for all private landlords to install smoke alarms

7 February 2015

New laws must be introduced to ensure all private landlords install smoke alarms, say fire and rescue authorities.

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Government cash boost for National Operational Guidance Programme

21 November 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government has backed the bid for funding for the National Operational Guidance Programme by contributing £1 million for 2015/16.

Briefings, responses and articles

First perceptions survey for fire and rescue service members

The LGA has conducted its first perceptions survey for our fire and rescue service members.

Fire Sprinklers: dispelling the myths

Fire Sprinklers week is taking place between 16 – 22 March

LGA response to consultation on the future structural organisation of the Fire and Rescue Service in England

The LGA has responded to Lyn Brown MP's consultation on the future structural organisation of the Fire and Rescue Service in England.

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 .

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