Fire and rescue

We provide the secretariat to the Employers' Sides of the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services, the Middle Managers' Negotiating Body, and the NJC for Brigade Managers of Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services.


14 October 2021

Agreement has been reached between the LGA and the Fire Brigades Union on a Memorandum of Understanding and Framework in respect of pension Immediate Detriment issues related to the Sargeant/McCloud legal judgment. A joint statement was issued to fire and rescue authorities who will now consider adoption of the Framework. A copy of the MoU and Framework can be obtained from firequeries@local.gov.uk 

31 August 2021

An update released today on behalf of the LGA and the National Employers (England) on the Fit for the Future partnership work undertaken with the NFCC, the update includes an executive summary, consultation and next steps. For a full copy of the consultation report please email firequeries@local.gov.uk

5 August 2021

The LGA Fire Services Management Committee and the National Fire Chiefs Council have jointly written an open letter to responsible persons regarding checks on fire safety measures. It will be relevant to all stock-holding councils ALMOs etc and also private sector housing enforcement teams.

28 June 2021

Agreement has been reached within the NJC on a 1.5 per cent pay award for 2021 and a 1.5 per cent uplift in Continual Professional Development payments.

18 May 2021

A new Core Code of Ethics for Fire and Rescue Services launched today by the Local Government Association (LGA), the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), pledges to be at the heart of everything employees do and ensures communities get the best possible support.

Developed in consultation with the sector, the Core Code is designed to help employees of the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) act in the best way towards each other and while serving the public.

9 December 2020

The National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services reached an agreement regarding COVID-19 support work. The agreement supersedes the previous tripartite agreement, building upon the valuable contribution provided through that approach. Two further additional activities have also been added to the agreement. A further statement has also been issued around vaccinations.

3 September 2020

The National Joint Council has agreed an increase of 2.0 per cent on basic pay and continual professional development payments effective from 1 July 2020. Find out more about the revised pay rates.

28 July 2020

Following a round of detailed consultation meetings with fire authority Chairs & Chief Fire Officers the National Employers made an offer to the employees side of the NJC for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services on 28 July of a 2 per cent uplift on basic pay and continual professional development (CPD) rates, which would be effective from 1 July. The Fire Brigades Union has indicated that it will consult its members on the offer.

Emergency Medical Response by Fire and Rescue Services

Following trials undertaken by a significant number of services through the auspices of the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services, it commissioned a report by 'New Economy' which illustrates a cost benefit model on a UK-wide footprint, with a specific focus on the impact of cardiac arrest response on long-term health and social care outcomes.

Read the Executive Summary and the full Technical Report, showing the financial and economic modelling of impact.