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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire service launches three year plan

01/04/2017

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed its plans for the next three years in its Corporate Safety Plan 2017 –2020, published today.

The Service has changed a lot over the past three years. We have already undertaken considerable transformation and we intend to build on our successes which have seen overall emergency incidents continue to reduce.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant

The Corporate Safety Plan (CSP) sets out the three strategic priorities which will deliver the Service’s vision of “making Staffordshire the safest place to be.” More than 1,300 people and organisations helped to shape the priorities through an extensive consultation which took place in 2016.

The Service’s three priorities will be Education and Engagement, Community safety and Wellbeing and Planning, Resilience and Response.

Chief Fire Officer, Becci Bryant, said: “The Service has changed a lot over the past three years. We have already undertaken considerable transformation and we intend to build on our successes which have seen overall emergency incidents continue to reduce.

“We anticipate the challenges facing public sector organisations will continue and we have planned accordingly. We know we will need to continue to evolve in order to deliver the best value to our communities. Our view has always been prevention is better than cure and we will continue to work proactively to make sure the numbers of deaths and injuries through fire continue to reduce.

“As the demand for emergency response reduces, we will concentrate on our proactive prevention activities - working with our partners to make a contribution towards improving the health and wellbeing of the public.

“We understand the value of engaging with members of our various communities and the views of people who responded to our consultation have played a valuable part in drawing up this Plan. We intend to continue seeking the public’s views on important issues.”

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority Chairman Stephen Sweeney added: “The Service’s Corporate Safety Plan is a thorough and well thought out document, which the Authority is pleased to support. The plan clearly explains to the public how the Service will prioritise and deliver the services that are important to the communities of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire over the next three years.”

A full copy of the document can be found on the Service’s website www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk. Copies of a summary of the Plan are available at fire stations across the county.