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An inclusive fire service - recruitment and inclusion

We are determined to be a service that reflects the communities it serves.

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An inclusive service: the twenty-first century fire and rescue service

Setting out the changing role of a firefighter

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Automatic fire sprinklers – A toolkit for local authorities

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.

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Fire and rescue service transformation

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Beyond fighting fires: The role of the fire and rescue service in improving the public's health

Fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) have a key role to play in ensuring that their communities are safe through responding to emergencies and also through their extensive preventative work.

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Beyond Hackitt: protecting the vulnerable in the years ahead

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.

Fire and Rescue Service recruitment survey 2016

This online survey of chief fire officers and chief executives looked at recruitment in the fire and rescue service.

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Fire and Rescue Services: going the extra mile

In producing this report, the Local Government Group (LG Group) aims to assist and inform fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) to deliver the spending reductions required by disseminating good practice of how efficiencies have been achieved and examples of plans and ideas emerging from FRAs in response to challenges faced by the sector.

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Fire Authority Members Guide

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.

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Fire safety in purpose-built flats

This document was commissioned by the Government and was written by experts in the field of fire safety. It was published in July 2011.