Fire and Rescue Services: Training:Written question - 64185

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Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
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Asked on: 24 June 2020
Home Office
Fire and Rescue Services: Training
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to equip and train the fire service to deal with LiBESS fires.
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Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 29 June 2020

It is the responsibility of individual Fire and Rescues Services to ensure their staff are adequately equipped and trained to meet all local operational needs, including specialist procedures related to batteries and other potentially dangerous materials.

The National Fire Chiefs Council provides National Operational Guidance covering a wide range of specialist operational activities which can be drawn upon by the Fire and Rescue Services.

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