These include Safeguarding, Fire Investigation, Emergency Planning and Data as well as three Leadership Fire Standards.

This consultation has now closed and will be presented to the Fire Standards Board in December. This standard is scheduled for publication in January.

Fire Investigation
Consultation for this standard is due to close in December. Quality assurance is set to take place in January with expected publication in March 2022.

Emergency Planning
A peer review took place in November, with consultation set to take place in January.

The Data Fire Standard is currently in development, with a peer review set to begin soon.

Leadership x 3
These standards are currently in the peer review stage.



All of these standards are in addition to the eight previously published, which are all accompanied by an Implementation Tool:

  • Protection Fire Standard
  • Prevention Fire Standard
  • Emergency response driving,
  • Operational preparedness,
  • Operational competence,
  • Operational learning,
  • Code of Ethics, and
  • Community Risk Management Planning.

Each Implementation Tool has been created to assist a fire and rescue service in the planning, delivering and reporting on their implementation of Fire Standards. A service may also wish to use them to provide useful evidence for HMICFRS inspections.

Fire Standards are effectively developed by services, for services. Engagement with fire and rescue services is essential to ensuring that the developed standards are meaningful and will achieve positive outcomes for the communities served.

For more information about the previously published standards and to download the available Implementation Tools, visit: