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Working Together for the Future of Fire and Rescue

A joint seminar with CFOA took place on 2nd December at the Fire Service College and proved a fantastic success. 

See here for a full article on the event

Learning More About FIRESA Council

If you are a Fire and Rescue Service or any other organisation within the Fire and Rescue sector, we'd be delighted to help you learn more about us and how we can assist you in your procurement and other FRS-related activities.

If you would wish to receive a small FIRESA delegation for informal discussions and/or a formal presentation, we warmly invite you to contact Dave Smith of the FIRESA Council Secretariat on 020 3166 5002 or 07833 247819.    

You may wish to see a short presentation set in pdf format on the work of FIRESA Council here    FIRESA Council Presentation 2014

Or view and download our latest flyer here    FIA FIRESA Flyer 2014

Finding Our Members

All of the FIA 's fire-fighting suppliers may be found on the FIA web site via the Members Listing tab on this page.

All FIA  members abide by the Leadership Statement which covers a range of economic, employee, quality, environmental and social principles with which our members comply. 

A copy of the Statement may be found here    FIA Leadership Statement

Other Useful Resources

FIA Brochure    FIA Brochure      FIA Annual Report 2013     FIA Annual Report 2013      FIA Leadership Statement     FIA Leadership Statement 

Our Big Objectives for 2014/15

Developing the principles enshrined in our MoU with CFOA to achieve real results in our work together

Making the FIA and its FIRESA Council well known throughout all strata of the Fire and Rescue Services

Acting with CFOA and the Fire and Rescue Services to deliver a workable collaborative procurement regime and a national/regional product evaluation scheme

Continuing to grow vital networking opportunities for our members

See here for a simple organogram of our Primary Liaisons     FIRESA Council Primary Network


Latest News

FIRESA Council is pleased to support the 'Blue Light Services Collaboration' Conference taking place on 28th January 2015 in central London. See here for further information and bookings 

We congratulate Council Members Andy Barber, Ben Jardine, Philip Tasker and Lesley Wardle who were all re-elected to Council at the AGM and also Simon Burnett-Boothroyd who was elected, having been seconded for the last year. 

FIRESA Council presented at the FIA AGM on 11th November, the FIA Chairman Martin Harvey conducting a video interview with our Chair, Derek Gotts.

CFOA , with advice and assistance from FIRESA Council, has launched an Associate Member Scheme which will initially be exclusive to the FIA membership. There are four levels of membership, all of which enable fire-fighting suppliers to establish closer links to CFOA

See here for further information      CFOA Assoc Scheme

FIRESA  Council is delighted to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chief Fire Officers Association. This is set to formalise our relationship and create a framework for progressing our mutual objectives. See more about CFOA here


FIRESA Logo 2013

On 2nd April 2013 FIRESA became integrated into the Fire Industry Association. The FIRESA Council Chairman, Derek Gotts, welcomes the integration, describing it as “a natural progression” for both parties. We are sure that the future for the expanded FIA and its FIRESA contingent will be an exciting and rewarding one. For more information from the FIA website, click here 


Who Are We and What Do We Do?

The FIRESA has now integrated with the Fire Industry Association to form the FIRESA Council for suppliers to the Fire and Rescue Services, representing the concerted industry voice across a spectrum of legislative, regulatory and standards issues affecting its members.

FIRESA Council already influences and participates in the decisions which affect the industry and its practitioners, forging a co- operative environment which benefits its members, their customers and ultimately the public.



To contribute positively to the growth and development of the Fire and Rescue Service market, thereby improving its effectiveness and playing an association role in protecting life, property and the environment.


To represent the concerted and professional industry voice of issues of common interest, linking suppliers with Fire and Rescue practitioners and other industry stakeholders and bringing benefits both to its members and to the customers they serve.

FIRESA Council 2013

The Value of FIRESA Council to the FIA Fire Fighting Members


Active participation in a vibrant and growing association representing the collective views of its members across the legislative, regulatory and standards landscape

Joining other members in contributing to the growth and development of the fire and rescue supply market

Recognition and publicity as a member on the FIA web site and other promotional material, raising the profile of members by identifying them as a reputable company meeting the requirements of association membership

Receipt of enquiries from prospective clients via the association

Receipt of a regular News Letter and other up-to-date information of relevance to the industry

Attendance at seminars at reduced member rates on subjects of key interest

Access to significantly discounted rates for key exhibitions and subscriptions to some trade journals  

Links to key decision makers including DCLG , the Consortium and CFOA

Authoring of regular features to the fire trade press

Participation in consultative processes within the association and externally which bring industry influence to legislatory and regulatory processes

Participation in wider fire industry issues through the FIA and the Fire Sector Partnership

Opportunities to influence the future direction of your industry

Access to the technical, marketing and commercial services of the FIA Secretariat

Participation in strategic alliances with other industry stakeholders

Recognition of adherence to FIA ’s values as an association of quality suppliers to the fire protection and fire fighting sectors

FIRESA Officers and Council

   FIRESA Mission

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