Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to have their say on the organisation’s priorities over the next four years.
Today sees the launch of a consultation which will help contribute to the Service’s Safety Plan 2020-2024. The final plan will detail 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.
This consultation is really important as the feedback gathered will help to shape the future of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The consultation runs for a five-week period from 17 February until 22 March and details, along with a survey, are available on the fire service website.
Chief Fire Officer, Becci Bryant said: “This consultation is really important as the feedback gathered will help to shape the future of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. By listening to these opinions we can make sure we continue to meet the needs of our communities.
“We start this process in a positive place; we were recently recognised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services as a ‘Good’ service, providing an effective service to the public and making best use of our resources.
“However, we are operating in a climate of continuing reductions in public sector funding and increasing demands on our resources, such as those caused by flooding, wildfires and malicious threats, including terrorism. We have already made significant savings and changes over the past three years, but we know that with the challenges we face over the next four years things will be even harder.
“We have a proven track record of transformation, commitment and innovation and we will continue in our quest of making Staffordshire the safest place to be.”
Visit the consultation page to view the draft Safety Plan and to complete the survey. For those not able to fill out an online survey a hard copy can be requested by calling 0300 330 1000 or contact details can be left at your local fire station.