Reference No: 077/2015
Request Date: 08/07/2015
At the recent Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority Fire Committee meeting, the Community Safety Options report document was presented- agenda item number 7.
The content refers to a number of statistics with a statement that over the last 11 years the Service has experienced a change in demand for the emergency in the last 6 years Staffordshire has been getting safer with demand placed on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service reducing considerably.
Through a combination of prevention, protection and response activity the Service has been very successful in driving down the number of fires in Staffordshire.
I have produced a table and populated a number of figures that have been provided by SFRS can you please provide figures for the 11 year period for;-.
Can you also provide me with the dates that were significant in the recording of statistics over the eleven year period that affected the figures for example, call challenging, AFD strategy, and recording criteria for casualties at fires in dwellings.
I would also be interested to know how SFRS evidence the claim that a combination of prevention, protection and response activity have been successfully in driving down the number of fires in Staffordshire, can you please provide me with more specific information, for example any best value performance indicators that evaluate this claim, any in house evaluation evidence that substantiate this claim along with the specific activities that the CFO is referring to and how the activity is evaluated.
See spreadsheet together with the supporting evidence below:
NB. The spreadsheet contains a tab for Road Traffic Collisions (RTC) this does not include data for ‘seriously injured’ as this information is not held by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service. You may be able to obtain this information from Staffordshire County Council.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been successful in driving down the numbers of fires in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent through a combination of prevention, protection and response, this claim is supported by the following evidence:
This reduction has been delivered and supported by the following: