Fire Reform White Paper


Joint statement from APCC Fire & Emergency Service Collaboration Lead PFCC Stephen Mold & Deputy Lead PCC Joy Allen:


“We want to pay tribute to the contribution that those in the fire and rescue services make, often going above and beyond, to protect our communities. 


“The Fire Reform White paper marks a significant opportunity for fire and rescue services in England, beginning the conversation on important reform to the sector across three broad themes of people, professionalism and governance.


Currently, the four Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners and Deputy Mayor in Greater Manchester are giving the public a stronger voice in their service. The White Paper sets out the future vision and necessary reform required to deliver for the public and PCCs will be engaging with the proposals for system-wide reforms through the consultation launched today.


“In what is the 10th year of the PCC model, Commissioners have driven effective governance and stronger public accountability across policing and beyond and understand the challenges and opportunities in adapting and modernising a service to meet new risks and harms. PCCs play a strategic role in bringing agencies together locally to deliver more effective collaboration and partnership working, which is critical in helping to keep our communities safe. 


“The APCC will continue to work with the Home Office and partners to help shape the future vision for fire and rescue services.”



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Notes for editors


  1. Read the APCC’s Fire and Rescue governance In Focus here.
  2. Consultation is available here.