Fire and rescue services 'good' and will 'do better'.(News)

The Audit Commission's report, Fire and Rescue Performance Assessment for 2007 has decreed that the fire and rescue services of England are doing 'good' and will 'do better'. The report outlines the scores and analysis of performance in England's fire and rescue authorities and shows that all fire services have improved the safety of their local communities since last year's report.

CFOA President Steve McGuirk said his association is pleased with the overall performance. "There is consistent improvement in performance throughout the service. The improved performance is over the range of activities carried out by a fire service from management systems, to call handling, public safety initiatives and rescue operations. …

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