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The FBU is assessing what can be done to assist our communities while at the same time protecting the safety and the conditions of service of our members. This circular does not set out the position of the Executive Council on the questions we are being asked at national and local level. It does however, seek to place them in a wider context.
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The FBU is assessing what can be done to assist our communities while at the same time protecting the safety and the conditions of service of our members. This circular does not set out the position of the Executive Council on the questions we are being asked at national and local level. It does however, seek to place them in a wider context. FBU members will want to do whatever possible to protect our communities. Nevertheless, the current crisis cannot be separated from the long-term problems facing our service after years of fragmentation and underfunding.
This has significantly weakened resilience across the UK. Yet FRSs are now seeking to plan to replace similar numbers of staff as a result of the current crisis. The failure of emergency planning Regrettably, fire and rescue services are unprepared for the coronavirus health event. This state of unpreparedness does not seem to be confined to fire and rescue services. It is also clear that other public services do not have adequate arrangements in place to deal with the emerging problems caused by the pandemic.
In two major legislative changes affecting the fire and rescue service took place. The purpose and impact of the fire and rescue service legislation was that governments adopted a hands-off approach to standard-setting and verifying that fire and rescue services have adequate plans for both local and national resilience.
This legislation and the subsequent national framework documents from each government allowed fire and rescue services to introduce major cuts in the number of fire stations, appliances and firefighters. The result was significantly reduced watch sizes on stations and a significant reduction in the ability of the service nationally to respond to major or sustained incidents. The civil protection duties placed upon Category 1 responders include the requirement to:. The NRR is periodically revised according to the assessment of risk which, since has been conducted according to the National Security Risk Assessment in accordance with the National Security Strategy.
There have been five editions of the NRR since plus one update published in The most recent edition was published in Other high level risks include : coastal flooding; inland flooding; attacks on critical infrastructure; attacks on crowded places; severe weather; major industrial accidents. Whilst the symptoms and other specifics of pandemic influenza are different to those of coronavirus, the measures to achieve preparedness, as far as the fire and rescue service is concerned, are largely identical.
Those preparations include : sufficient personnel taking into account that personnel will be affected by an outbreak and the consequent impact upon their availability for duty ; sufficient supplies of the appropriate PPE, RPE and other equipment to protect personnel from infection; and suitable arrangements for the replacement, cleaning and disposal of contaminated PPE and equipment.
In other words, there has been a clear requirement under legislation to undertake serious risk-based planning for precisely the type of challenge now faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It is evident that there has been an absence of any such preparation by fire and rescue services for such events, e. The position is actually much worse than not ensuring there is additional capacity and resource.
During the period when such increased resource should have been put in place, fire and rescue services have significantly cut the resources and capacity required for normal times, let alone extraordinary civil emergencies. As a union we have experienced and challenged these changes e.
Underfunding; lack of investment, pay cuts The responsibility does not only lie with Chief Fire Officers or fire and rescue authorities. Long-term government underfunding of our service and the scrapping of standards have created a race to the bottom. We have endeavoured to break that cycle through making the case for investment in our service, only to be met with a refusal by the Westminster government to address these fundamental issues. We have offered to negotiate the future work our members might undertake only to be dismissed; with government refusing the necessary investment and funding.
This lack of respect for firefighters has been accompanied by the imposition of a swathe of attacks on terms and conditions. These have included the introduction of new shift systems under threat to dismiss and re-engage the whole Grey Book workforce; a massive hike in the already-high contribution rates for fire service pension schemes and the imposition of punitive pension schemes with unworkable pension ages.
The latest situation has starkly highlighted the crisis in our service, which we have been warning about for a considerable time. Any discussions about tackling the current crisis must take place within the context set out above; of a service suffering from long-term underfunding, under-resourcing and understaffing. FBU members will want to play a full part in protecting our communities through the current health crisis.
The FBU will therefore continue to discuss all such matters at all levels, led centrally. The approach will be to agree reasonable, deliverable adjustments to work activity and hours of work taking into account that members have contracts and as a union we will not be agreeing to imposed additional hours of work on any members and that performance of additional hours will be voluntary.
A further circular will address these issues in more detail. Best wishes. Yours fraternally M att Wrack General Secretary. Home Resources Circulars.
The civil protection duties placed upon Category 1 responders include the requirement to: Assess the risk of emergencies occurring and use this to inform contingency planning; Put in place emergency plans; Put in place Business Continuity Management arrangements.
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It came into effect on 1 October It only applies to Great Britain and most provisions apply only in England and Wales. Replacing the previous Fire Services Act in England and Wales , it clarifies the duties and powers of fire authorities to Sections 44 3 and 4 were repealed on 20 February  by section 6 of the Emergency Workers Obstruction Act From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. United Kingdom legislation.
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The Fire and Rescue Services Act (c 21) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It came into effect on 1 October It only applies to Great.
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The powers of the fire service in the United Kingdom are extensive, but vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. These powers generally only apply to members of public fire and rescue services. Whilst the three acts are almost identical in effect, they word the powers differently and vary in relation to the issuance of warrants.
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