14 March 2008
Around 250 local organisations are currently looking at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s latest annual action plan.
It’s the curtain-raiser to a three-month public consultation exercise, due to start at the end of summer, in which as many people as possible will be asked for their views on its proposals to improve and develop services over the next few years and beyond.
Chief Fire Officer Damian Smith said: “Much has changed since we formulated a five-year blueprint in 2004 after wide consultation.
“Don’t be fooled by our name – we do much more than put out fires and rescue people.
“There is a greater emphasis than ever before on working within our communities with councils, voluntary organisations and the police to stop emergency incidents before they have had a chance to start.
“For example, we all work together to make residents more aware of the individual support available to them from numerous sources that can help them live safe, secure and independent lives.
“We also roll up our sleeves and provide practical help where it’s needed. For example, by taking part in community clear-up days, we are reducing the risk of arson by removing items which can be used as fuel for a deliberate fire.
“If anyone out there has an idea that would help bring us even closer to our communities, we’d like to hear it.”
The plan currently being circulated sets out Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s four key objectives, which are to make people safer:
- In their homes
- At work and in public places
- On the roads
- In their communities
It contains a number of performance improvement targets that focus on reducing the number of emergency incidents and associated deaths and injuries, and on combating fire-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
Councils and other partner organisations are being invited to review it and to raise any issues that they feel should be considered as the organisation starts to develop its new strategic plan.
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Please click HERE to view a copy of the Integrated Risk Management Plan Action Plan 2008/09
Please click HERE for a copy of the feedback form in Word format.
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