The Fire Service Research and Training Trust is looking to partner with universities on research and training to help develop the fire and rescue sector.

Established by the Government in 1940, the Trust has been making grants to people and not for profit organisations, ever since.

The Trust promotes and assists research and training into all matters relating to:

  • Methods of extinguishing fires and protecting life and property
  • Training for fire service personnel
  • Improving community safety from accidental and deliberate fires, and
  • Anything else that would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of UK fire and rescue services

Trust Chair, Sir Graham Meldrum said: “We want to do more to work in partnership with universities on research. The trustees have worked successfully with universities such as Edinburgh, Alliance Manchester Business School and Salford and we’d like to do even more.

“The Trust’s objects are broad and the research that a university is interested in pursuing with us could come from a wide range of disciplines including but certainly not limited to the built environment, social or health care, social marketing, engineering, the environment, who knows.”

To help the trust partner with more universities they are running a survey. Do take part ahead of the 30th January deadline by clicking this link. Or visit their website for more information.