Fire investigation - Competency Framework (informal consultation)

The competency framework document for Fire Investigation was first published in May 2018.  It is directed towards public sector fire investigation practitioners who undertake fire scene examinations and the reporting of their subsequent findings within the UK justice systems of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and their contribution towards reducing the public risk from fire.

The competency framework document for Fire Investigation aims to support Fire and Rescue Service organisations with a structured approach to the induction, training, qualification and maintenance of competence required to support fire investigations within the FRS.

 It is also envisaged that this document will assist in meeting some of the requirements of ISO 17020 and the Forensic Science Regulators code of practice and conduct. 

As the professional body for the UK Fire and Rescue Service, the NFCC are inviting Fire and Rescue Service staff to participate and submit comments for consideration, prior to the revised document being released for formal consultation.

The proposed revised document and the original document are provided to assist Fire and Rescue Service staff provide responses to this informal consultation. Please take time to provide your views on this proposed Second Edition of the competency framework document for Fire Investigation, so that the NFCC can bring these views to a final version for consultation.

NFCC FI competency framework - VERSION 1

 NFCC FI competency framework - SECOND EDITION

An online version of the informal consultation survey can be found below. Please note that for web-based survey responses to be recognised the ‘OK’ button must be pressed after each section, otherwise the survey will not include your response. You only need to add comments in the boxes which are relevant to your responses.

Survey - ONLINE version

Alternatively, please provide written responses using the attached word version of the survey via email to:

Survey - WORD version  

 This informal consultation survey will close at midnight on the 30th November 2020.