Association of Police and Crime Commissioners member Julia Mulligan has joined a new national Fire Standards Board to serve as a national representative of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners.
North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) has today (17 Jan) met with the Board’s Chair Suzanne McCarthy and Vice Chair Alison Sansome to discuss priorities and ways of working.
Their appointment is part of the Home Office’s proposals for major transformation of fire and rescue services in England, with a focus on accountability, collaboration and workforce. The Board will be independent of government and receive support from the National Fire Chiefs’ Council. The intention is to approve and oversee professional standards for fire and rescue services across England.
North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan said:
As a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner I am looking forward to joining this new Board and working with the Chair and other members. Together, our collective experience can help support what is a key piece of work. PFCCs can play an important role in fire governance and help develop consistent standards, which will ultimately help transform the service communities receive across England.
Further information on the Fire Standards Board can be found HERE.