Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services
(HMFSI) for England and Wales, currently Sir Ken Knight
, is the Chief Fire & Rescue Adviser
for the British Government, advising on policy, procedures, and legislative changes affecting the UK Fire Service. Although the Chief Fire & Rescue Adviser's remit only officially extends to England and Wales, the post is deemed to cover to all parts of the UK in shaping policy changes relating to the UK Fire & Rescue Service inlight of major incidents and outcomes from any investigations resulting from the work of the Fire & Rescue Service.
The HMFSI's equivalent in Scotland is Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland
Due to the recent change in Governance in England and Wales it is widely assumed that the Chief Fire & Rescue Adviser
title will be ablolished, and that the usual title of HMFSI will become commonplace.
In February 2007, the government
in the UK announced it was setting up a new unit to advise ministers on fire and rescue
issues and creating the role of Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser (CFRA)
confirming in May the same year that Sir Ken Knight
had been appointed to the position.Department for Communities and Local Government, News Release 022, New Advisory Unit for Fire and Rescue Services to be Set Up
, 8 February 2007Communities and Local Government News Release 099, 24 May 2007, New Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser... Read More