Firefighters: Health Screening

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The health and wellbeing of firefighters is of huge concern to the Home Office and to the sector leaders we are working with to support further progress in this area. As the hon. Gentleman knows, it is the responsibility of individual fire and rescue authorities, as employers, to ensure that health screening suitable for the risks faced is available to their firefighters.