The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major issues of the day for national, regional and local press.
Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the announcement that the Government will pay for the replacement of flammable cladding on private tower blocks.
Tougher sprinkler rules must be introduced to ensure fire safety in high-rise buildings and care homes, the LGA urges at its annual fire conference today.
Unveiled this morning at the LGA’s Fire Conference in Gateshead, the LGA’s Fire Vision 2024 calls for 30 per cent of new recruits to be women by the middle of the next decade. Currently only 5 per cent of firefighters are women.
Councils with a combination of ACM cladding and insulation on their high-rise blocks have already taken steps and put in measures to reassure residents about safety.
The fire and rescue service is shaking off its outdated image in a major drive to change the public's perception of firefighters, a new report outlines today.
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