Local government is facing unprecedented challenges across the board with public services working in an increasingly constrained financial context. Fire authorities have an added challenge that, while instances of fire have generally decreased, they must continue to resource services commensurate with the level of risk present in their area.
We are coming to the end of a period of intense activity in the fire and rescue sector, but one common factor remains unchanged – our sector’s dedication to protecting the vulnerable, whether locally or nationally, from fire or from other danger.
This toolkit is a guide for both officers and members on fire sprinklers. It provides information on how they operate, what their benefits are and how they are installed. It also offers information to members and officers to help them lobby within their own organisations, helping them to advocate the merits of sprinklers whilst dispelling some of the myths that have built up.
‘Investing in our nation's future: The first 100 days of the next government' was launched last year by the LGA. It set out the challenges any new government will face in May 2015 and provided a local government offer that will help them deal with the most pressing issues.