Following informal consultation we are now launching the final consultation process for the NFCC Fire Investigation Competency Framework Second Edition and would welcome your views.

The competency framework document for Fire Investigation was first published in May 2018. It is directed towards public sector fire investigation practitioners who undertake fire scene examinations and the reporting of their subsequent findings within the UK justice systems of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and their contribution towards reducing the public risk from fire.

It aims to support Fire and Rescue Services with a structured approach to the induction, training, qualification and maintenance of competence required to support fire investigations within the FRS. It is also envisaged that this document will assist in meeting some of the requirements of ISO 17020 and the Forensic Science Regulators code of practice and conduct.

NFCC are inviting members to participate and submit comments for consideration, prior to the revised document being published. Please take time to provide your views on this proposed Second Edition so that the NFCC can bring these views to a final version.

The draft framework is attached as a PDF. Please provide your responses by completing this survey or please complete the attached word document and send via email to: [email protected]

The consultation closes at midnight on 23rd April 2021.

If you have any queries please contact Dave Bristow, [email protected]

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