2017 Service Awards For Excellence (SAFE) launched

Every year Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service presents Service Awards for Excellence (SAFE Awards).   Staff, along with the communities of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, have the opportunity to nominate firefighters, staff members, stations, departments or initiatives for recognition which have…
work experience group fully dressed in water kit

Work experience placement pays Beaconsfield White watch a visit.

White Watch Beaconsfield led by Crew Commander Andrew Holtzhausen, showed a new work experience placement student (Ashley), the water rescue unit. The duty crew talked through the water rescue equipment, procedures and gave Ashley a practical demonstration of its capabilities which Ashley thoroughly enjoyed. This…

Acceleration programmes for our best performing staff

The Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority (BMFKA) is committed to offering internal staff the first opportunity for development and progression. We are in the process of looking into acceleration programmes for those members of staff who are demonstrating the…

Development opportunities through temporary promotions

A number of employees have been given opportunities for further development through temporary positions. Once an employee has demonstrated their potential and has committed to the whole development process, they can be considered for a temporary position, if available. This…

Institution of Fire Engineers – technical knowledge examinations

In July 2014, we identified the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) as the route for raising the technical knowledge of our supervisory and middle managers.  A pilot scheme was launched and following the successful uptake at all levels. In April 2015…

Further develop the performance appraisal system

Promotion of the performance management process and the importance of completing appraisals was undertaken via communications with the Leadership Group, the Director of People and Organisational Development Blogs and during the engagement programme rolled out to all managers within the…