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Applications eligible for funding are required to promote fire research, the development of fire service training or propose to break new ground in fire prevention, fire protection or rescue techniques.

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About the trust

Fire Service Research and Training Trust

The Fire Service Research and Training Trust is a registered charity which was established in 1940 by HM Government following the Fire Brigades Act of 1938.

To read more about the origins of the trust click here.

Within the objects of the Trust, the trustees aim to promote and assist:

  • Research into the prevention of, protection from, or response to, fire and rescue service related risks posed to businesses or communities
  • Training fire and rescue service personnel
  • Securing improvements in appliances of value to the fire and rescue service
  • Securing the general efficiency and effectiveness of UK fire and rescue services as a whole


Thank you to all of you who took part in the survey into the future direction of the Trust. The online survey closed on the 30th January 2018 and Danielle Wilkinson from Cambridgeshire FRS won the £50 of M&S vouchers.

If you’d like to know more about the survey findings CLICK HERE

If you have any questions about the survey findings please contact Jim Owen, Projects and Liaison Consultant at

Fire Trust Research and Training Trust
Fire Trust Research and Training Trust
Fire Trust Research and Training Trust