Back in May this year, the Home Secretary set out her vision for the fire and rescue service in England, including the need to bring greater transparency by publishing more service information to the public online, similar to the the Police.uk website. The intention is to make information more accessible to the public so that they can compare fire and rescue services in England on issues like performance, value for money and diversity, monitor trends over time.
The Home Office is currently considering how it can deliver this commitment and wishes to work with the sector to develop proposals further.
Therefore a survey has been put together by the Home Office which serves two purposes: first, to understand what fire and rescue service material is currently viewed online, for what purpose and where this information is commonly obtained from.
Second, what further information could be published and how the Home Office could make it more accessible.
The survey can be accessed here and will close on 08 July.
There is also a separate survey for members of the public to find out similar but slightly different information from them.
The public survey can be accessed here and will also close on 08 July.
Results of the survey will be published on gov.uk and other platforms.
The RFU recommends that its members complete the first survey and share the second survey to be completed by members of the public.