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Lancashire chief on operational competence: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's Chief Fire Officer Peter Holland contends that operational competency has always been and remains the keystone of its emergency response, but wonders if the Fire Service has 'taken their eye' off this particular ball?(Operations and Training)(Interview)

FIRE: HOW HAS OPERATIONAL TRAINING CHANCED DURING YOUR SERVICE?

PH: The vision of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is of making Lancashire a safer community and within that effective emergency response is a key objective. Operational competency has always been and remains the keystone of emergency response; the finest equipment and quality procedures are of limited value if our staff are inadequately prepared.

FIRE: HAS THE EMPHASIS ON COMMUNITY FIRE SAFETY MADE A DIFFERENCE TO TIME SPENT ON OPERATIONAL TRAINING?

PH: The modern Fire Service maintains its focus on making our communities safer and has a much wider range of tools to ensure that fewer people are dying or being injured in emergency incidents and the effects of fire are mitigated. …

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