Chief fire officers launch national HR strategy.(News)

The Chief Fire Officers' Association (CFOA) launched its strategy for the development of people management in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) today at the Practitioners Forum meeting.

The strategy, Fire and Rescue Service, CFOA National HR Strategy, was drafted, in consultation with Fire and Rescue Service stakeholders, following the introduction of government legislation which made significant changes to the way FRSs fulfil their new and existing statutory duties.

Karen Palframan, CFOA lead for HR Strategic Resources, says: "Moving from a prescriptive framework for delivering services, the FRS must now organise their resources to deliver a service based on risk to their communities. …

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