Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

NIFRS Consultation

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service regularly publishes documents for consultation.  This is your fire and rescue service and your views matter.  We welcome all comments from interested parties to help shape the future of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service.


Revised Equality Scheme

Open Date: 16 December 2016

Close Date: 3 March 2017

NIFRS has revised its Equality Scheme and Action Plan to ensure arrangements remain up to date for compliance with the Section 75 statutory equality duties.

Revisions to the Scheme include reference changes to the NIFRS Board and the current Directorate and management structure.  The Director of HR is now noted as the Complaints Officer for complaints relating to the Scheme.  The ongoing organisation structure review is also noted.

Our revised Equality Scheme specifies arrangements for:

We are keen to obtain comments from stakeholders on the revised Equality Scheme and Action Plan.  A short Consultation Questionnaire is available to assist you in making a response.  We are facilitating an 8 week consultation period and responses should be Responses should be submitted to Adèle Davidson, HR Manager – Equality, Inclusion & Legal by Friday 3 March 2017.   If you wish to discuss the revised Scheme and Action Plan further, or if you require an accessible format please contact Adele Davidson at the details below.

Responses can be submitted via:

Post –

Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters,
1 Seymour Street
Lisburn BT27 4SX

By email –

By telephone – 02892 664221 ext 2301

By Minicom/Textphone – 02892 628880

The final version of the revised Equality Scheme and Action Plan will be published on our website in April 2017.

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