Working Together for a Safer Wales

    Our Mission is, without compromising local autonomy and identity, optimise collaborative working to identify savings, efficiencies and economic benefits, keeping the communities of Wales safe and the Authorities able to meet the prevailing economic challenges.

    National Crewing Arrangements

    Project Sponsor DCFO Sally Chapman Project Lead ACFO Andy Thomas This project will review crewing

    National Community Safety Delivery Systems

    Project Sponsor CFO Chris Davies Project Lead ACFO Rob Quin

    Joint Public Service Centre Project

    This project will merge the two fire control teams of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) &

    National Fire Cover Review

    Lead Member Cllr Lloyd Davies. Lead Advisor CFO Simon Smith. The aim is to commence the National p

    National Fleet and Transport

    Lead Member Cllr Thomas. Lead Advisor DCFO Bates

    National ICT Platforms

    Lead Advisor DCFO Dawn Docx


    About the NIC

    • Why we are established

      To meet the challenges facing the public sector such as economical pressures, shrinking budgets and greater public expectation, the Welsh Fire and Rescue Services’ have established the National Issues Committee (NIC), to further improve collaborative working, service delivery and sustained service improvement. The Welsh Government has made their ambitions for improved, more efficient and citizen focused public services very clear. The Welsh Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRA) are fully committed to achieving these goals and will deliver upon the objectives detailed within Welsh Government strategic policies and programmes, using the National Issues Committee as the means of delivery.
    • Who we are

      We are organised through a Committee consisting of Elected Members and Officers from each of the constituent Fire and Rescue Authorities within Wales. The Committee is established as a structured voluntary arrangement rather than legislatively based under the Combination Order. This demonstrates the Welsh FRA commitment to the local government model of democratically accountable by unitary authorities working close to their communities.
    • What is our aim?

      The aims of the National Issues Committee (NIC) are to develop and implement improved arrangements for the strategic and co-ordinated delivery of collaborative work where service improvements, efficiencies are realised. These will embody intent to deliver National outcomes without compromising the independence of the constituent Fire and Rescue Authorities to make local decisions to meet local needs.
    • Cllr Tudor DaviesThese are challenging but exciting times. We are determined to work together and to establish a team effort in driving forward the Welsh Government’s public service improvement agenda. Our priority is to further improve collaborative working, service delivery and sustained service improvement for the benefit of Wales..
      Cyng. Tudor Davies - Cadeirydd PMC
    • Cllr Tudor DaviesThese are challenging but exciting times. We are determined to work together and to establish a team effort in driving forward the Welsh Government’s public service improvement agenda. Our priority is to further improve collaborative working, service delivery and sustained service improvement for the benefit of Wales.

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      Councillor Tudor Davies - NIC Chairperson
    • CFO Huw JakewayCollaboration takes a high degree of commitment which involves sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus, and to be successful, it requires strong leadership from the very top of organisations. That is the whole ethos behind this new National Issues Committee.”  .
      Huw Jakeway, Chief Fire Officer at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
    • We already collaborate on a day to day basis – but now we are looking at more than the intersection of common goals, rather we wish to establish a deep, collective determination to reach an identical objective which will stand us in good sted for the long term.  .
      Chris Davies, Chief Fire Officer at Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
    • CFO Simon SmithThe importance of working together has never been higher on the public sector agenda than it is at present. Over the next few years, public sector organisations like ours face the challenge of even more difficult economic choices.  .
      Simon Smith, Chief Fire Officer at North Wales Fire and Rescue Service