This framework is for firefighters from a Fire and Rescue Service. Firefighters respond to emergency situations and rescue life and property from all types of incidents. They protect the environment from the effects of hazardous materials during fire and rescue incidents. They also make an area safer by minimising the risks, including the social and economic costs, caused by fire and other hazards. This is a Level 3 framework which will allow firefighters to build the knowledge and skills needed to perform their job role competently.