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This report updates the London Fire Commissioner on key projects being undertaken within the London Fire Brigade as at the end of December 2018.
This report provides the London Fire Commissioner with the Head of Internal Audit’s annual opinion on the effectiveness of the London Fire Brigade’s internal control framework and details of progress on work undertaken during the year 2017/18. The London Fire Commissioner receives the report.
The Brigade’s fleet of aerial appliances have come to the end of their serviceable life and require replacing. A review has been undertaken and determined that the Brigade would be best served by a fleet of turntable ladders. This report details the board requirements, the procurement process and makes reccomendations as to the replacement aerial appliances to be procured.
This report seeks approval to award a contract for the provision of Fire Safety Training Couses to the Supplier named in Appendix 1 - Confidential Tender Evaluation.
The current London Safety Plan (2017) was approved by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority on 30 March 2017 (FEP2723). The plan details how the Brigade will help make London the safest global city and is supported by a set of commitments to realise that ambition. Progress against the commitments as at the end of March 2019, is provided within this report.
This report presents the External Auditor’s Annual Audit Letter 2017/18 in respect of the former London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and summarises the findings to the London Fire Commissioner from the 2017/18 audit. The audit comprised of two elements : the audit of the financial statements; and the assessment of the Authority’s arrangements to achieve value for money in the use of its resources.That the London Fire Commissioner notes the findings in the External Auditor's Letter.
This report sets out the case for replacing personal issue fireground radios and mobile repeaters under a newly established project, and deferring the replacement of the BARIE and Intrinsically Safe Radios to be carried out under the scope of the Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) project.
The Brigade's finance and purchasing system was procured over 20 years ago and no longer meets current business needs. This report seeks agreement to expenditure to engage consultancy support for a project to replace the Brigade's existing finance and purchasing system
Since 1 April 2018, the post of General Counsel has been filled by an interim appointee. Recruitment of a permanent postholder has now been completed and a suitable candidate is now recommended for appointment.
The report presents the London Fire Commissioner's external auditor's Audit Results Report; the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority's audited Statement of Accounts including the Annual Governance Statement; and a draft Letter of Representation for formal approval and adoption by the LFC. The report also seeks formal determination by LFC in respect of set-asides for credit liabilities in form of a Minimum Revenue Provision.
The current London Safety Plan (2017) was approved by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority on 30 March 2017 (FEP2723). The Plan details how the Brigade will help make London the safest global city and is supported by a set of commitments to realise that ambition. Progress against the commitments, as at the end of September 2018, is provided within this report.
LFB have been delivering dedicated community safety activities for nearly 20 years. there is a wide variety of evidence which supports the effectiveness of the fire service in reducing fire and wider community risks through community safety activites, projects, messages and initiatives.