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  THE SALAMANDER November 2021
The Firefighters Golf team come close
 from left to right:
Liverman Peter Holland, Pastmasters Michael Harper & Geoff Morgan
the weather was not kind with rain and drizzle for most of the time, but your team recorded a very respectable score tying for first place and only losing out on the prizes and the Horners’ trophy on “countback” to the Company of International Bankers. Some 16 livery companies had representative teams, so it was a very creditable performance with all the team members contributing, Michael Harper with some memorable long putts and Geoff Morgan bringing us home with a wonderful par on the last.
If any member would like to join in on any future matches, please let Peter Holland know.
On the 21st June, the Firefighters golf team ( Captain Peter Holland, Past Master Michael Harper, Past Master Geoff Morgan and Bob Farquhar) took part in the Horners’
livery invitation golf match played at the beautiful Ashridge golf club just north of Berkhamsted. Although it was supposed to be “freedom day” and the longest “day” of the year,
Working Closer with the New Fire Standards Board
Peter Hopkins, our representative on the PR and Marketing Committee who looks after liaison with communication to the Fire Brigade community, was approached by the Fire Safety Board, set up by the NFCC to see whether and how members of the WCoFF might contribute to the work of the FSB.
In anticipation of a new Building Safety regime following the Hackitt review and the want for greater assurance of protection activity and data collection, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) were asked to Chair a new Protection Board.
The Minister’s objectives for the Board were:
• to design a new assurance
process for high risk buildings, including high-rise buildings with ACM cladding that have interim measures in place;
• to lead work on improving overall standards of protection work;
• to improve the information on protection; and
• to design the longer-term protection model.
The Board has joint governance between NFCC, MHCLG, Home Office and Local Government Association (LGA).
FSB has been set up as work that will form part of the long term aim of the Protection Board.
Peter has been in conversation with his principle liaison at the FSB but Covid issues have made any
direct meetings difficult. Peter has kept both Colin Simpson and the Master Graham Maltby informed on the possible approaches to be made and involvement of interested members of the Company - principally in reading and comment on standards.. A memorandum of understanding was drafted for the involvement of the WCoFF.
The principle contact within the National Fire Chiefs Council for the FSB is Chimmi Ezigboh, the Programme Support Officer for Fire Standards, who will involve the relevant Fire Standard Chairs and other key members of the NFCC to any discussions.
Robert Farquhar Editor
 Peter Hopkins Liveryman
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