Survey launched to shape future of Gloucestershire’s fire and rescue service

Published
15.02.2021

The public are being asked to give their views to help shape the fire service in Gloucestershire for the next three years.

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A consultation has been launched today by Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) and the responses will be used to help form its Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) for 2022-25.

The CRMP aims to identify and assess all risks within the county that fall under the fire service’s remit. It also sets out what steps the service will take to minimise the possible impact of those risks and how effectively resources are used.

The consultation period will run for four weeks, finishing on 15 March. More information and a link to the survey can be found here - www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/glosfire/consultation-crmp-22-25/

It asks questions such as how effective you think the service is, how satisfied you are with it and if the service provides good value for money. It also asks which activities you think are most important to prioritise and if the fire service’s workforce is representative of the communities it serves.

There will be two stages to the public consultation, this being the first and there will be a further consultation on the draft document in the autumn. The CRMP will then be published in spring 2022.

Chief Fire Officer Wayne Bowcock said: “Planning for the future of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue is extremely important. We rely on consultation to gain as much feedback as possible, in order to keep improving and transforming our service, so I would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. Your views and opinions are really important to us and will help shape our great service going forward.”

Cllr Dave Norman, Gloucestershire County Council cabinet member with responsibility for the fire and rescue service, said: “Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is making great strides forward in its improvement journey and your feedback will help to continue this progress.

“I would encourage everyone to take part in this survey as your input will be invaluable in helping to shape the future of the service for the next three years.”

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