Fire Standards Board

Fire Standards Board

As part of the Government’s fire reform programme aimed at supporting the ‘continuous improvement’ of fire and rescue services in England, a new independently chaired Fire Standards Board is being established which will be responsible for:

• Overseeing the identification, organisation, development and maintenance of professional standards for fire and rescue services in England
• Agreeing priorities and commissioning standards to be developed
• Maintaining oversight of standards in development
• Approving professional standards once developed, including ensuring they have been appropriately validated and assured
• Considering over time whether published standards remain current

The board will have an indepenent chair and vice chair and will be made up of a number of key stakeholders including the National Fire Chiefs Council, the Home Office, the Local Government Association, the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners and the College of Policing. 

The Board will be supported by the Central Programme Office of the National Fire Chiefs Council who are based out of London Fire Brigade HQ.

Download the briefing note for more information. 

Professional Standards briefing note

PSB Project - Briefing Note July 2018