Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service IRMP 2020 - 2025 Consultation

Closed 6 Nov 2020

Opened 14 Sep 2020

Feedback updated 18 Mar 2021

We asked

A consultation exercise was conducted on the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2020 – 2025.

The feedback from the consultation was analysed and the report was considered and approved by Warwickshire County Council at their meeting on March 16 2021.

You said

There was a total of 163 respondents to the survey.

Overall, the majority of the respondents agreed with the proposals and felt they were important.

After considering the feedback received that showed that the majority of the respondents agreed with the proposals and felt they were important, the Chief Fire Officer considers that the overarching proposals contained within the IRMP should remain unchanged and form the vision for the IRMP over the next five years.

We did

Following consideration of the consultation report, the Council approved the IRMP 2020-2025 at their March 2021 meeting. Please click on this link for further information about this meeting including a webcast, minutes and copies of all documents (including copies of the consultation report).

The IRMP and its proposals will serve as the strategic framework for the delivery of all prevention, protection, and response activity over the next five years.  

The first IRMP annual action plan will build on the IRMP proposals and will be considered for approval by Cabinet in June 2021.

Results updated 3 Mar 2021

The feedback from this consultation was analysed and a report was considered by Cabinet on Feb 11 2021, and will be considered by Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) at their meeting on March 9 2021. The final decision on the outcome of the consultation and the approval of the IRMP will be taken by Warwickshire County Council at their meeting on March 16 2021.

To read the papers for the meeting on March 9 please click here. There is also a link from these pages to watch a webcast of the meeting.



Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (WFRS) Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2020 – 2025, sets out the Fire Authority’s vision and priorities for the next five years.

The IRMP 2020 – 2025 Summary document and accompanying video provide more information for you to consider.

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WFRS is seeking your views on our proposals, as outlined in our IRMP 2020 – 2025  Summary document, for delivering our services to ensure we support Warwickshire County Council’s priority outcome ‘Warwickshire’s communities and individuals are supported, to be safe, healthy and independent’.

The IRMP 2020 – 2025 consists of several components which are co-ordinated and reviewed and will continue to evolve and adapt to address and mitigate national and local community risks. (Refer to the list of supporting documents below for more information).

We have analysed and assessed all the information available and have developed the five key proposals shown below, which we believe we should focus on over the next five years:

  • Ensure our workforce and ethos reflect the diverse communities we serve.
  • Assess our capabilities to improve our ways of working in response to any future pandemics.
  • Assess our overall resource capacity to ensure our personnel and physical assets are in the right place and at the right time to deliver our statutory duties.
  • Develop further opportunities to support the wider community health outcomes and help to protect Social Care and the NHS.
  • Implement digital solutions to enhance our service delivery.

The County will see the make-up of its population change and we need to be ready to respond to the changes in demand for our services.  We need to make sure we can make people as safe and as well as they can be and make sure every community contact counts.  We will therefore continue to work with partners in health and social care as well as other emergency services To make Warwickshire the best it can be, sustainable now and for future generations’.

Please click on the link to view fire and rescue data on our Warwickshire Insights website.

WFRS is a trusted service, at the heart of our communities and your views are important to us and we invite you to complete the on- line survey to let us know what you think about our proposals.

What happens next

Thank you for taking the time to share your views with us. We are now considering these. Please check back here for further updates.


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