Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners from across the country have welcomed the government’s Fire Reform White Paper published this week.
Following the launch of the White Paper, Stephen Mold (Northamptonshire), Ben Adams (Staffordshire) and Roger Hirst (Essex) said:
“Firefighters do a good job and deserve better support in the way this white paper lays out stronger governance and a College of Fire and Rescue to support high standards and improve the implementation of best practice across the country.
“We need professional, democratically accountable fire and rescue services that are connected to the communities they serve. This White Paper is a positive way of professionalising the service, investing in better training, stronger leadership and a clearer focus on saving lives and reducing risk across our communities.