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Fire and Rescue Services

Question for Home Office

UIN 170745, tabled on 17 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating a Firefighters and Rescue Service staff covenant to enhance support and protection for those personnel.

Answered on

25 March 2021

Fire and Rescue Services do vital, life-saving work, and we will continue to ensure that Fire and Rescue Services have the resources and support they need to do their important work.

Whilst there is a compelling case for a Police Covenant, due to the nature of the job and what society expects of the police, there are no current plans to develop covenants in other sectors.

Responsibility for health and wellbeing ultimately rests with Fire and Rescue Services and inspection shows that services are rapidly expanding the range of wellbeing support available to their staff.

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