• Project Executive (NFCC Lead) –  Glenn Askew, DCFO Devon and Somerset FRS in Autumn 2019
  • Reports into the On-Call Steering Group

How to get involved:

  1. Workplace - NFCC On-Call Practitioners Group
  2. Here is a list of open, closed and planned consultations which are conducted on the consultation page:
  3. On-Call Firefighter Employee and Employer Guides - closed Spring 2019On-Call Workforce Management Survey - closed Spring 2019 (although late submissions are accepted to nfccpeople@ukfrs.com)
  4. Practitioners Working Group meets quarterly with dates posted on Workplace
  • If you are interested in getting involved with any other workstreams, contact the team.
 Project Workstreams

Branding and Recruitment Toolkit: Description

  • Development of national branding materials and website and a recruitment toolkit that can be used by all FRS to attract a more diverse talent pool and change public perception of the role.
  • Branding and recruitment materials can be accessed on Workplace. The On-call fire website is fully functioning with back office support and referrals being directed to relevant points of contact within FRS. The maintenance of these materials will involve continued development of media to ensure recruitment campaigns remain refreshed and an annual national media campaign.
  • Delivery date: Complete

On-Call Workforce Management: Description

  • Data collection of how FRSs recruit, manage and train their on-call staff. An analysis of this data will be published and will inform future workstreams.
  • The survey consultation ran throughout February and March 2019.
  • Complete

Primary employer engagement: Description

  • Development of guidance aimed at employers of prospective on-call recruits who are being asked to release their staff. Publicity and engagement with large employers at a national level to promote the benefits of having on-call firefighters within their workforce.
  • The guidance has now been published on the On-call fire website.
  • Complete