Fire service launches four year plan

Saturday, 26th September 2020

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service has this week launched its Safety Plan which details the organisation’s priorities over the next four years.

The launch of the plan follows a five-week consultation earlier in the year with the community, staff, unions and partner organisations.

The plan details the priorities the service will adopt and the approach it will take to ensure the protection of local communities, the reduction of risk and the commitment to firefighter safety.

Chief Fire Officer, Becci Bryant said:

“We’d like to thank all of those that took the time to complete the consultation as this has helped to shape the final plan.

“The plan centres around four priorities all with an ultimate vision of making Staffordshire the safest place to be. If we see a reduction in emergencies, safer buildings, communities that are confident in what we are delivering and have a healthy, diverse workforce then we are doing what this plan sets out to achieve.

“There will be some challenges in achieving all of this as we operate in a climate of uncertainty. However, we have a proven track record of transformation, commitment and innovation – proven during the Covid-19 pandemic when we have had to make significant changes to the way we work and take on new roles to support the response to the crisis.”

The four priorities of the plan are:
  • To prevent fires happening and respond promptly and effectively when they do.
  • To protect our people, buildings, the environment and reduce local risk.
  • To maintain public confidence and trust in the service.
  • To support a diverse, healthy and highly professional workforce.

The Safety Plan is available to view at www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk where you can click through the different sections or there is an option to download a PDF. For those without Internet access a hard copy can be requested by calling 0300 330 1000.

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