Fire services

County council chiefs welcome fire service white paper

19/05/2022

County council leaders have welcomed the Government’s decision not to remove local fire services from the oversight of upper-tier local authorities.

Surrey firefighters vote for Christmas industrial action

12/12/2019

Firefighters in Surrey have voted in favour of industrial action short of strike over the Christmas period in order to fight against local authority cuts.

Leeds council set to launch inquiry into the use of fireworks

06/12/2019

A local authority has decided to hold an inquiry into the use of fireworks after receiving complaints about residents setting them off on regular occasions.

Localism has led to ‘wide differences’ in fire service standards, inspectors warn

21/06/2019

A 'decade of localism' has led to wide differences in standards of fire services, inspectors have warned.

North Yorkshire PCC to take control of the area’s fire service

14/06/2018

The North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is to take on responsibility for the area’s fire service despite opposition from local authorities.

Fire services must ‘diversify’ their workforces, council chiefs say

13/03/2018

Councils have called for recruitment of more women and people from minority backgrounds to ensure fire and rescue services are fit for twenty-first century.

County rejects proposal to lose control of fire services

18/01/2018

Fire and rescue services should remain under the control of Norfolk County Council, councillors have unanimously agreed.

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