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LFB policy note review completion

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

Please provide the expected publication date for London Fire Brigade updated policy notes 790, 633, and 539.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Revised policy note 633 (PN 633) High Rise Firefighting was the subject of a London Fire Commissioner decision covering report and policy published on the 12 February 2020. The adoption date of 31 July 2020 for operational response is to allow time for operational staff to be trained in the policy.

Revised policy note 790 (PN 790) Fire Survival Guidance Calls is approaching its final draft stage, and is planned for release for formal consultation on 16 March, with an expected publication date of June 2020.

Policy note 539 (PN 539) Emergency Call Management is being replaced in its entirety, with the appendix relating to Fire Survival Guidance being incorporated into the revised PN 790. There are a number of appendices to PN 539, which are being systematically replaced with more robust policy notes specifically relating to Control (the first one being Fire Survival Guidance). It is anticipated that PN 539 will become obsolete by the end of the year as the appendices are replaced with new substantive policy notes.