The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) is a forum of debate and discussion for expert representatives of organisations which work with or within the built, natural, fire and rescue and national resilience environments in the UK. The Federation seeks to give voice to and exert influence in shaping future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector.
It is a disparate group with many conflicting views on some occasions. Nevertheless all members have a similar desire to raise the issue of fire safety in the UK. It has the interest of HM Government in the form of the All Party Group of MPs
The FSF meets quarterly to discuss a broad agenda of topics relating to fire safety throughout the UK.
Wishing to ensure that the views of our organisation are represented at such a strategic level the IFSM is a fully paid up stakeholder and our representative attends the quarterly meetings. Likewise, we also provide representatives on a number the various strategic Work-Streams feeding observations and recommendations to the main FSF forum.
The Institute is pleased to support the Firefighters Memorial Trust which exists to recognise the commitment and dedication of all members of fire and rescue services serving in the United Kingdom and its’ designated overseas territories. It particularly recognises those killed on duty or who have subsequently died as a result of injuries and illnesses caused as a result of their duties.
The Trust maintains a Book of Remembrance in the Fire Service College Chapel, the Firefighters Memorial near to St Pauls Cathedral in the City of London and their Monument in the National Memorial Arboretum site at Alwras, Staffordshire.
IFSM Representatives attend both the Annual Firefighters Service of Remembrance held in London each September and the Annual Service of Thanksgiving at the National Arboretum site in May.