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Protection Fire Standard Launched

Fire Standards Board publishes its eighth Fire Standard for English fire and rescue services.

The Fire Standards Board (FSB) launched its Protection Fire Standard on 3rd September. Protection is a vital activity undertaken by fire and rescue services to ensure that buildings are compliant with fire safety regulations. The standard will support fire and rescue services to reduce risks and incidents in the built environment.

Fire Minister Lord Greenhalgh said:

“I’m delighted the Protection Fire Standard is being launched today."

“Fire Standards are key tools to help our services excel in the crucial work they do." 

“Services should use the Protection Standard to help reduce risks in the built environment and keep our communities safe.”

The Fire Standards Board is an independently chaired body with members from the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), 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 for England, to which all fire and rescue authorities must have regard, requires the implementation of Fire Standards. The Protection Fire Standard was developed through work carried out by the NFCC’s Protection, Policy and Reform Unit.

The Fire Standards board has previously published Fire Standards on:

  • Emergency response driving,
  • Operational preparedness,
  • Operational competence,
  • Operational learning,
  • Code of Ethics,
  • Community Risk Management Planning, and
  • Prevention


For more information on Fire Standards, please visit the Fire Standards Board Website at

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