The National Employers, Fire Brigades Union and National Fire Chiefs Council agreed to include three additional areas of work in the Agreement reached on March 26 and to help take samples for Covid 19 antigen tests; Non-blue-light outpatient transportation (with the exception of known Covid 19 patients) to outpatient appointments or urgent care and driving instructions by the FRS driver coach for training of non-duty staff for ambulance propulsion (not on blue light). It was also agreed that joint work to review risk assessments will be carried out with the aim of extending the agreement to that date of 26 August. Fire standards, which cover the following, are expected to agree soon on the scope: how will the fire sector respond to the COVID-19 crisis? “The agreement was initially concluded in March, with a number of new activities, with covid-19 resulting in new requirements. The NFCC was convinced that firefighters could help and that they wanted to play a key, if not important, role in helping to meet the challenges of the pandemic. The Community at Risk Program – which focuses on the development of fire safety guidelines, instruments and standard for risk management planning. It has a number of projects in progress, including: risk definition; The value of British fire and rescue services; The risk management plan guide risk management skills. Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the FBU, said: “This has been an exceptional year for firefighters and paramedics, during which firefighters have been busy and doing more to fight the pandemic than we could have imagined so far. The Digital and Data Programme, which currently encompasses several projects to promote national coherence in the identification, implementation and use of digital capabilities; Make our employees digitally literate Transfer the demand for services to online channels where possible; and maximize the use of data to promote operational excellence. Take into account the key issues facing services In a previous blog post on the future of our fire and rescue services and their strategic role in our communities, we examined the challenges of fire and rescue, the national framework for England and the National Operational Guidance, which are driving all the changes in fire and rescue services across the country. “Cooperation and exchanges are the key to improvement, with firefighters and emergency services increasingly improved, coordinated and, if necessary, supported by the NFCC.

Another good example is our recent work on cooperation, sharing and, if necessary, work, which stems from the Grenfell study phase. So, although we are going through uncertain and sometimes difficult times, we are always trying to improve. How do firefighters deal with the problems they face? NFCC President Roy Wilsher told Fire Safety Matters: “This agreement demonstrates the willingness, will and ability of fire and rescue personnel to contribute to the response to COVID-19 by using their broad range of skills and expertise to help those who need it most. The agreement was initially concluded in March with a number of new activities, with covid-19 resulting in new requirements. The NFCC was absolutely convinced that firefighters and emergency services could assist in the fight against the pandemic and, just as importantly, play a key role in supporting the challenges it identified. The work is now under the jurisdiction of the National Joint Council, where the FBU and national employers negotiate wages and conditions, the normal body of national industrial agreements in the fire and rescue services.

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