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This guidance highlights key actions for fire and rescue service responders in the event of a major incident. It addresses the hazards that relate specifically to the scale of major incidents. 

This guidance covers all aspects of managing fireground radios in service and ensuring compliance with licence conditions and legal obligations.

We are improving the interactive function of our Glossary. Whilst these improvements are being made the hover over function has been disabled. You can still access our glossary for a full list of definitions from the link at the top of the page. 

We will be reinstating the full functionality shortly, thank you for your patience whilst we make improvements.  

The Foundation for Breathing Apparatus describes in detail the principles underpinning the planning, use, command and control of BA and sets out the responsibilities of relevant personnel when BA is implemented as a control measure. It replaces the DCLG/CFRA publication, Operational Guidance – Breathing Apparatus (2014).


The consultation for phase 4 is now live and will close at midday on Friday 09 February 2018. Check out the consultation page for more information.

When reading our guidance or training specifications you will notice some words now have a dotted line beneath them. Simply hover over these words, or click them when on a mobile device, to reveal the definition. To view a fully searchable and filterable list, check out the main glossary page.

Want to use our glossary on your website? we have made a version of the tool that is fully scrapable. Check it out here.


The Service Integration Tool consultation is now closed. Thank you for your responses, which are now being analysed and considered by our project team. We will send out a follow up message with further information  about the Service Integration Tool in the coming weeks.

9 November 2017 – The National Operational Guidance Programme team won Risk Management Team of the Year at the CIR Risk Management Awards.

The team is proud to be recognised for their approach to risk management and accepted the award on behalf of all those who have contributed to the success of the NOG programme over the last six years.

For more information click here

Fires in Buildings 3rd Edition has been published, this replaces Fires in the built environment 2nd edition. Content appears as agreed by the National Implementation Forum 31/08/17.

New content includes: Fires in buildings greater than 18m, Hoarding, Fires in tunnels, Fires in roofs and Fires in thatched roofs.

We are looking for a strategic manager to join the board as a Senior User to the National Operational Training Framework. This role would also temporarily take the Chair of the National Operational Guidance Programme (NOG) Training Managers Forum (TMF). 

Click here to download the position advert

Please submit expressions of interest by 24 November

NOG are actively seeking a strategic chair for the National Implementation Forum. Click here to download the job advert.