Three PCCs to take on responsibility of local fire and rescue services

 It has been announced by the Home Secretary that three Police and Crime Commissioners have had their business cases to take on responsibility for the running of fire services in Staffordshire, West Mercia and Cambridge agreed.

 Following the announcement, Roy Wilsher, Chair of the NFCC said: “I have been informed by the Home Office about the decision for the PCCs to take on responsibility for three fire and rescue services.  The NFCC provides professional and technical advice to help all fire authorities provide the best possible services in their areas and will continue to do so in the future”.

 Collaboration and partnership with bluelight services and other organisations such as Health and Social Care are a significant part of the way we work to reduce risk in all our communities and we will continue to support and build on these relationships.

 The Home Office has released a statement with further details.

This announcement means there will be four PCCs in charge of fire services, as Essex PCC Roger Hirst became the first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in October 2017.

 The statements regarding the move can be found on each of the PCCs’ websites:


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