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Fire Knowledge Network

The UK’s first support network for the fire and rescue sector

The Fire Knowledge Network is a comprehensive, integrated support network for senior fire professionals. Our network of fire specialists offers expert guidance across the full range of fire sector disciplines, from leadership and governance to cyber-security and risk management.

The executive level leadership consultancy is designed to help fire and rescue services meet performance demands outlined in the recent tranche of HMI reports, deliver a full range of services including pre and post-inspection support, technical guidance and advice, executive leadership development, political leadership development and independent audit and review.

The Fire Knowledge Network is supported by a wider portfolio including FIRE magazine, events and webinars, books and online resources.

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At Horizonscan we go into organisations, test their durability, and build frameworks which can stop mishaps turning into disasters. We are certified by the Business Continuity Institute, and work across a range of sectors. The techniques we use can be applied to different sizes and types of company, to protect against crises and safeguard the long-term future. Our international risk management work has won awards. We approach resilience from a practical, real world perspective. Our team of consultants have over 200 years of combined, frontline experience, with most having served in the emergency services.


Hytec is passionate about cyber security, governance and compliance and takes pride in delivering the very best advice and guidance as a trusted advisor. Hytec is one of the few organisations suitably qualified to advise the public sector and its suppliers on matters relating to IT security. With over 27 years’ experience providing connection advice and hosting mainly to Health organisations and local authorities, Hytec is a leader in securing data.

Hytec consultants are heavily involved in the area of information assurance. They are aware of, and continually monitor changes to the many “baseline” standards that exist in the UK. They also contribute regularly to speaking engagements when information assurance is on the agenda.

Knowledge is gathered from many sources such as The Cabinet Office, CESG, NHS, DoH and PSN. Information is also gathered from other reliable information sources regarding new or emerging threats and vulnerabilities, such as CERT and NIST.