Category Archives: National News

Revised Fire & Rescue National Framework (England)

Home Office are consulting on a revised Fire and Rescue National Framework for England. The National Framework sets priorities and objectives for fire and rescue authorities in England in connection with the discharge of their functions. Fire and rescue authorities have a duty to have regard to the Framework. The National Framework was last published […]

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HMICFRS publish draft framework

Consultation has begun on HMICFRS’ proposed inspection programme and framework for fire and rescue services 2018/19. This consultation is the first for the new fire and rescue service inspection programme and follows the news that Suffolk, Staffordshire and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services have been selected for the pilot inspections due to take place in January. […]

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1% pay increase for 2017/18 goes ahead

We have received confirmation that the NJC has agreed to uplift salaries across the board by 1.0%, including continual professional development (CPD) payments, backdated to 1st July 2017. The increase (which does not constitute a full and final offer in respect of settlement for the pay year 2017/18) has been agreed while negotiations between Employers’ and […]

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Professional Standards Body

Chief Fire Officers’ Association’s proposals to develop a coherent and comprehensive set of professional standards, building on the work of the National Operational Guidance Programme were approved by the then Home Secretary in her ‘reform’ speech of 24 May 2016.  Work on the Professional Standards Body (PSB) has taken place since and updates on progress is available from […]

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