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Fire Services: Training

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will introduce national standards for the training provided to firefighters. (295738)

Fire and rescue authorities are responsible for the training of their firefighters. The integrated personal development system, which is underpinned by national occupational standards, provides a framework for the provision of training nationally while allowing individual fire and rescue services to tailor their training provision to meet the requirements of their integrated risk management plan.