Fire and emergencies

Office of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser

Image: CFRA logoThe Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Sir Ken Knight, and his team provide strategic advice and guidance to ministers, civil servants, fire and rescue services in England and other partners (including the devolved administrations, the police and Health and Safety Executive), on the structure, organisation and performance of the Fire and Rescue Service.

The work of the Office of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser includes:

  • managing the commissioning, quality assurance and publication of operational guidance
  • the co-ordination of national assets during significant incidents and national emergencies and advising Government accordingly 
  • the enforcement of the fire safety in Crown Premises on a risk assessed basis
  • advising the Secretary of State on determinations under Article 36 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • providing a broader professional challenge and assurance on specific policy areas where necessary 
  • seeking to ensure that the Government is able to engage influentially in debate on Fire and Rescue Service issues and that the Service's interests are effectively represented by the Government
  • co-ordination of national honours and awards for the Fire and Rescue Service

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