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Fire and Rescue Service

This website provides information that should assist Fire and Rescue Authorities in balancing risks, particularly in their wider role to protect the public, while meeting their legal duties to protect the health and safety of their staff and others.

Striking the balance between operational and health and safety duties in the Fire and Rescue Service

Common sense, safety & heroism

HSE has published guidance outlining how HSE defines heroism and explains how HSE will deal with such instances.

View the heroism guidance

Updated 2019-09-26