Consultation on fireground radios guidance is now underway

A consultation on fireground radios guidance and a future digital channel plan has now commenced. You do not have to be an expert to have an opinion on the draft guidance, and responses are welcomed from people outside of the fire and rescue service. The consultation will close at midday on Friday 17 November 2017.

A copy of the draft guidance and channel plan briefing note can be found here:

What happens after the consultation has closed?

All the consultation responses will be considered by the project board, who will make recommendations on what should be changed for the final version of the guidance and record their reasons.

The final decision on the content of the guidance will be made by the Operational Guidance Strategy Board. The guidance is due to be published in February 2018.

If you have any questions about the consultation please contact us by emailing

How to participate in the consultation

  • Please read through the pdf version of the draft guidance before attempting to respond; otherwise it may limit the relevance of your responses
  • Read through all the questions in the word version of the survey before starting the consultation
  • The guidance document contains section numbers – to assist us, please quote these when providing your comment
  • It is not mandatory to respond to all the questions in the survey; you are welcome to only complete those areas that you have an interest or expertise in.
  • Please be aware that you will need to complete the survey in one session; for this reason, we strongly suggest that you capture your responses in a Word document before transferring them into the online survey. This will ensure that, if you experience technical difficulties when completing the survey, or have to restart completing it, you do not lose your text.
  • Please complete your contact details in case we need to clarify any of your responses

Once you have read the draft guidance, please click on the link below to complete the survey:

Fireground radios guidance - Online survey

To help you with this, you may find it useful to see a Word version of the consultation questions:

Fireground radios guidance – Consultation questions

Thank you for taking the time to complete the consultation survey. Your views are important to us.

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