Fired up about burning issues? Have your say here…
Want to know what the hot topics for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) will be over the next three years? Now’s your chance!
GFRS is asking residents to take part in a consultation on the Service’s Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). The plan outlines how the Service will help keep people safe and provide value for money over the next three years.
Although GFRS is already one of the highest performing and lowest cost Services in the country, it needs to make sure that it remains fit for purpose against a backdrop of changing demand.
To help it achieve those targets, the service has identified three key areas for the IRMP:
Increased focus on prevention and protection initiatives: Delivering innovative ways of building on the Service’s success in prevention and protection.
Develop more collaboration with partners: ‘Working together for a safer Gloucestershire’ with partner organisations and stakeholders.
Reconfigure and reform the Service: Making sure the Service better reflects the communities it serves through staff recruitment and increasing efficiency in the Service.
Although the amount of resource put into responding to emergencies has remained constant over the past 10 years, the number of incidents attended has fallen dramatically.
This is in part due to the proactive approach to protection and prevention that GFRS has taken, informed by the IRMP feedback received from public consultations.
The consultation starts on Monday 16th October 2017, and lasts for 12 weeks.
Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure, said: “We have one of the best and most efficient fire and rescue services in the country, and this is in no small part down to the excellent crews we have in Gloucestershire.
“Our priority is continuing to keep residents safe and we need our fire and rescue service to reflect what local people need now.
“I would urge people to get involved in the consultation. We want to hear their views on all aspects of the Service.”
For more information and to take part in the survey visit: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/consultfireirmp