The FRSEF was revised in 2017 in response to a number of significant developments including Fire Service Reform, the establishment of a Fire Inspectorate and the work of the NJC-led Inclusive Fire Service Group.
The framework is intended to help fire and rescue services:
- deliver the best possible services to their communities and those who are most vulnerable or at risk
- employ a workforce that reflects the changing role of Services and the diversity of the area they are serving
- provide equality of opportunity for all staff and demonstrate due regard for and the value of difference
- ensure that all staff are treated with dignity and respect and have a workplace that is free from harassment and bullying
The framework has five priority areas of action and performance:
- Leadership, partnership and organisational commitment
- Community knowledge and engagement
- Effective service delivery
- Employment conditions, health and wellbeing
- Recruitment, training and progression
The framework supports the LGA’s Peer Challenge process.