We have set up a Best Practice Assessment Forum to work in partnership with our FRS clients and colleagues, and would love you to join us!

What is it?

The Best Practice Assessment Forum includes FRS assessment/ development professionals from all over the UK who share ideas, challenges, questions and resources on topics related to L&D, assessments, promotions, culture change and recruitment.

We meet two or three times a year at a FRS venue or online. We keep each meeting to 10 FRS’s (and NFCC representatives) so the events are more informal with plenty of opportunity for in-depth discussion of current issues and opportunities for sharing of innovations and solutions.

Thanks again for a really worthwhile day. I really enjoyed myself and scribbled more notes than I care to admit. I cannot wait for the next event!
Nik Brown, Station Manager, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Next Meeting

Check out our Events page to find out when we the next the Bite-sized Event or in-person meeting will be.

Previous Meetings

Online Bite-Size


Cambridgshire FRS

Shropshire FRS

Shropshire FRS

West Midlands FRS


Our on-line, leadership quality based job simulation assessment exercises are the Number 1 choice for selection in the UK FRS.

Group members can also contribute to and influence the development of FRS specific tools and exercises for use in selection/ promotions if they wish to get involved.

“The exercises used from VCA have been realistic and relevant to a modern day fire and rescue service. Access to complete the materials online has been simple and easy to navigate. It has been a pleasure working with VCA to trial and develop the new materials based on the NFCC Leadership Framework”
Donna Trowsdale, Development Officer, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

How you do it

Contact us and we will add you to the membership portal. Or, if you already have an account you can login here.

Oxfordshire FRS

Buckinghamshire FRS

East Sussex FRS

Bedfordshire FRS

Surrey FRS

Hereford & Worcester FRS

Lancashire FRS

Suffolk FRS

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Shropshire FRS

Northamptonshire FRS

South Yorkshire FRS

London FRS

West Midlands FRS

West Yorkshire FRS

Cambridgeshire FRS

Derbyshire FRS

Cheshire FRS

Manchester FRS

Avon FRS

Nottinghamshire FRS

Northern Ireland FRS

Scottish FRS

Leicestershire FRS

Devon & Somerset FRS