New Police and Fire Community Support Officer role is piloted in Salisbury

30th Jul 2018

Credit College of Policing July 2018

Sergeant Ben Huggins of Wiltshire Police gives more details about the role.

Police and Fire Community Support Officers (PFCSOs) are existing PCSOs, with an ancillary on call firefighter status. Whilst their core role remains as a PCSO, they also carry a fire pager whilst on duty, allowing them to respond to fire calls as required within their locality area. In addition, PFCSO’s will receive additional training allowing them to increase community safety by being able to perform Safe and Well (SAW) checks from assessing fire alarms through to identifying fire hazards. This will provide an additional level of support to the existing SAW and Fire Education departments.

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