In line with the promises made within the Fire and Rescue People Strategy 2017-2022 published by the NFCC’s People Programme, a body of work that has taken a great deal of time, sweat and quite possibly a few tears has now come together in a suite of resources that is ready to be shared with services across the UK. These resources, in the form of easily accessible hubs, toolkits and portals, have been developed and designed to showcase best practice and support fire and rescue services in accessing and supporting all community groups, recruiting and recognising talent and coaching and mentoring on a national scale, allowing a continuation of learning throughout the sector.

This collaboration of both fire and rescue personnel and external experts has been conducted under the supervision and management of People Programme Executive and Chief Executive for Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), Ann Millington. In the true spirit of someone who describes her work for the People Programme as a labour of love, Ann made time amid a difficult moment in her personal life to chat with me about the development of these highly anticipated projects.


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