National Update

National Bulletin

Government Launch Reform Consultation

Last week the Home Office published its long-awaited white paper which provides its plans on reforming the Fire and Rescue service in England. The consultation document will run until 26 July 2022 and the FRSA will provide a formal response in due course once the contents of the document has been digested and scrutinised.

The FRSA has been very vocal for a significant period of time, calling for much needed reform to ensure the Fire and Rescue Service remains relevant in the 21st century by broadening the role of a firefighter.

Additionally, services need to have the ability to provide their employees with a fair and competitive financial remuneration which takes account of the role performed and removes the discrimination that limits the ability for employees to flourish and develop within the sector.  

Whether this consultation document and its eventual incarnation will provide the catalyst for meaningful reform is yet to be seen and no doubt, there will be organisations that will oppose even the idea of change purely based on its own political beliefs.

Our view is different, we know that change is both essential and inevitable, the key is to be a part of shaping what change looks like to the benefit of our members and the sustainability of the Fire and Rescue Service for generations to come.

Over the coming weeks we will engage with members and officials to ensure our response is inclusive and representative of the values of our members and the FRSA.

The consultation document can be found here and we would welcome your input in due course which can be provided either via our website, your local FRSA committee or direct to FRSA HQ.

Tristan Ashby
Chief Executive Officer

Our offer to you

A new information leaflet is available encapsulating the key benefits of being a member of the FRSA. The document is available via our website and we would recommend that this is shared with your colleagues on station.