Fire services

All Standard Notes
6 Documents
DateDescription
03.02.2015Firefighters pension schemes - current reforms
Looks at the current debate on reforms to firefighters' pensions
15.08.2013Firefighters Pension Schemes -background
This note covers the development of the Firefighters' Pension Schemes and current reform issues
29.05.2013'Public Service Mutuals' and the Fire Service
This note examines the controversy over reports that Cleveland Fire Brigade is proposing becoming a "Public Service Mutual", with Government support.
14.07.2010FiReControl and the Regionalisation of the Fire Service
The FiReControl project, involving the closure of local fire control rooms and the establishment of 9 regional control rooms, has been highly controversial. This note covers the background to the reform and recent developments.
14.05.2009Sprinkler systems in schools
This note provides statistics on the number of fires in schools, and the costs and benefits of sprinkler system installation. It also looks at current regulation governing sprinkler systems in schools.
09.03.2009Working Time Opt Out: Retained Firefighters
This note looks at the recent developments at EU level which may see the abolition of the opt-out provisions in the Working Time rules in respect of the 48 hour working week.
All Research Papers
2 Documents
DateDescription
22.01.2004Fire and Rescue Services Bill (Bill 38 2003/04)
Fire and Rescue Services Bill (Bill 38 of 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/09.
07.05.2003Fire Services Bill (Bill 81 of 2002/03)
Fire Services Bill. (Bill 81 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/42.