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Community Risk Management Planning Fire Standard Launched

Fire Standards Board launches new professional standard for fire and rescue services in England.

Community Risk Management Planning Fire Standard Launched

The Fire Standards Board (FSB) today launched its latest Fire Standard which aims to bring consistency in the way fire services conduct planning and produce their local Community Risk Management Plans.

Fire Minister Lord Greenhalgh said: “I am pleased to see the launch of the Fire Standard, which will support Fire and Rescue Services by better assessing and reducing the risk of fire and other incidents in their local communities. I strongly encourage all services to use the standard alongside the recently launched Code of Ethics, to inform and benefit their day-to-day work protecting the public.”

Community Risk Management Plans (CRMPs) are key documents for fire and rescue services, setting out the risks they have identified in their local area and how they plan to respond to those risks.   

The Fire Standards Board is an independently chaired body with members from the National Fire Chiefs Council, the Local Government Association, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the Home Office. The board is funded by the Home Office to oversee the identification, organisation, development, and maintenance of these professional standards for fire and rescue services in England. The Fire and Rescue National Framework, to which all fire and rescue authorities must have regard, requires the implementation of Fire Standards.

The Fire Standards board has previously published Fire Standards on:

  • Emergency response driving,
  • Operational preparedness,
  • Operational competence,
  • Operational learning, and
  • Code of Ethics

For more information on these standards, please visit the Fire Standards Board website.

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