The Fire and Rescue Service: Responding to Reform


The Policing and Crime Act passed into law earlier this year. The new Government is continuing the reforms to the Fire and Rescue Service outlined in the Act. Headline measures include enabling governance of FRS by PCCs, modernising workforces and recent changes to inspection procedures.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to assess the national landscape and receive an up-to-date brief of the Government’s programme. This is a good chance to gain practical guidance and hear how colleagues across the country are implementing the reforms successfully.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Overview and update of the Government’s FRS reform programme
  • Ensuring a more accountable and transparent service
  • Changes to inspections and a new role for HMICFRS (formerly HMIC) 
  • Modernising the FRS workforce
  • The current and future role of fire authorities
  • Enabling joint governance of police and fire services by PCCs
  • Good practice examples and models for innovative local change

About the day:

In the morning session delegates will get a comprehensive overview of Government’s fire and rescue reform programme, what this will mean for the way the FRS operates and discuss how to drive for further efficiency through emergency services collaboration.

The afternoon session will focus on the latest good practice underway across the country and discuss future reform.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from fire and rescue services, fire and rescue authorities, PCCs and their offices, local government, elected members, health and safety departments and private sector stakeholders.

Tuesday 12th December 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Taking place in Central London (Zone 1, Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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