Working with environmental agencies
Partnerships between environmental agencies and fire and rescue services are a key part of any strategy to control pollution. This approach is underpinned by national working agreements, memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and local working agreements.
For more information about the responsibilities of environmental agencies refer to Foundation for environmental protection:
- The water environment
- Fisheries, recreation and conservation
- Pollution prevention and legal controls
Fire and rescue services must have systems to advise environmental agencies when there is potential for pollution, or when pollution has occurred. For more information refer to Foundation for environmental protection - Incident reporting to environment agencies.
When informed of an incident, environmental agencies will first provide remote advice or assistance. For more information about their response refer to Foundation for environmental protection - Environmental agencies' response to incidents.