Organisational and individual learning and development

EDI online training in place. This is mandatory at induction and repeated regularly by all employees. Managers are trained in people management, including skills such as how to have difficult conversations, to ensure they all recognise their responsibilities in promoting…

Recruitment and Selection Processes

Impact Assessments Training/Workshops/Education and a programme to enhance managers’ capabilities and confidence in working across diversity and progressing equalities in the workplace was undertaken, including anti-discrimination legislation and the Authority’s role as a provider of high quality services, and being…

Responsive and Accessible Services

Impact Assessments Training/Workshops/Education and a programme to enhance managers’ capabilities and confidence in working across diversity and progressing equalities in the workplace was undertaken, including anti-discrimination legislation and the Authority’s role as a provider of high quality services, and being…

Recruiting, Retaining and Employing a Diverse Workforce

The bellow is a summary from our Fire Authority Agenda report year two update to BFRS Equality objectives. This subject covers recruiting, retaining and employing a diverse workforce. Officers actively look to improve networks in the community to increase awareness…

Junior FireFit is now a Local Government Association case study

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service are committed to attracting diversity into our Service. Some of our fresh approaches have been recognised by the Local Government Association. One in particular is our High Wycombe Fire Station’s youth engagement programme, Junior Firefit. We…

Firefighter Apprenticeship insight for Bletchley College Public Services students

In April 2017, three of the Service’s Firefighter Apprentices from Milton Keynes West were tasked with creating and delivering a presentation on what it is like to be a Firefighter Apprentice in the Brigade and describe the various stages of…

Green Watch host a group of home-educated children at Broughton Fire Station

An innovative approach to education On Tuesday 2nd May, Green Watch from Broughton Fire Station and Christine Duncan, Community Safety Coordinator hosted a visit from 10 children and 6 parents. All the children are home educated and one of the…

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 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…

Apprenticeship familiarisation event to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with an Apprenticeship familiarisation event at Aylesbury Fire Station. The organisation currently has 25 apprentices working in firefighting roles throughout Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes and in support staff roles at headquarters in…

Youth inclusion project hits Aylesbury Fire Station

New health and wellbeing initiative will provide evidence based outcomes. In February the new BFRS scheme which aims to set the format for future youth health and wellbeing related engagement programmes called Embers launched. Building on the success of the successful Buckingham…