Austerity measures placed on fire and rescue services by Central Government are resulting in reductions to our funding. We anticipated cuts and have planned our finances accordingly to ensure that we can meet the needs of our communities, both in terms of frontline firefighting and vital prevention work which has played an important role in helping to reduce incidents, and ultimately, save lives.
Our transformation will continue to remain a key priority in the coming years to enable us to deliver the significant savings required as part of the austerity agenda.
We will always explore innovative ways to reduce spending, either by internal means or through collaboration work with our partners, while providing the most efficient and effective fire and rescue service possible. However, we will never put our crews or our communities at risk for any amount of financial saving.