Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Prevention Protection and Response Strategy 2022-2027 Consultation

Closed 25 Sep 2022

Opened 4 Jul 2022

Overview

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (WFRS) Prevention, Protection and Response Strategy 2022-2027 sets out the Fire Authority’s mission for the next five years.  It defines the priorities and the approach we take to ensure communities and individuals who choose to live, work, do business, study, or visit Warwickshire are safe. It also supports the Warwickshire County Council (WCC) outcomes and objectives as outlined in the Council Plan. 

WFRS is seeking your views on the Prevention, Protection and Response Strategy 2022-2027, which is a component part of the Community Risk Management Planning process (CRMP). Our strategy sets out how we are making Warwickshire safer over the next 5 years. It outlines the priorities that every member of WFRS focuses on and the approach that we take to manage risk within Warwickshire. 

The strategy is one of the four components of our CRMP. The other three components are: 

  • The Risk Analysis – which assesses fire and rescue related risk in the community.   

  • Performance Measures - which measure the impact of the strategy on reducing risk in the community.  

  • The Annual Statement of Assurance –which provides financial, governance and operational assurance to the community and government. 

It is our job to ensure that we continually assess risk and ensure we keep the communities of Warwickshire safe. Using a wide range of intelligence and data we have carried out a risk analysis for Warwickshire and it is this analysis that drives our priorities and approach.

More Information - Our Priorities

Our prevention, protection and response priorities are set out below. They are driven by risk and support our mission statement of keeping people safe at home, at work, travelling in and through Warwickshire and in their environment.

Prevention Priorities

  • We are identifying the most vulnerable people in our communities and improving their safety, health, and wellbeing through targeted prevention activities directly linked to vulnerability and risk.
  • We are ensuring that our people and relevant partners have the necessary skills and capabilities to deliver a wide range of prevention activities to improve community safety. 
  • We are adopting a collaborative approach, sharing information, and learning with relevant stakeholders and partners to improve organisational performance and community safety outcomes.
  • We are pro-actively engaging with and supporting relevant partners in reducing identified community risk, for example road traffic collisions. 
  • We are ensuring that our people can act on safeguarding concerns and have the necessary skills and knowledge to do so. 
  • We are evaluating our integrated approach to ensure its effectiveness in reducing risk.

Protection Priorities

  • We are identifying those premises that pose the greatest risk and effectively targeting our resources to protect the built environment.  
  • We are ensuring accurate risk information is available to those that need it when they need it.   
  • We are strengthening our specialist Fire Protection capacity to ensure that we have a sustainable staffing model.   
  • We are developing our people to utilise more of our workforce to reduce community risk.   
  • We are supporting businesses to help themselves and encourage a strong fire safety culture.  
  • We are evaluating our integrated approach to ensure its effectiveness in reducing risk. 

Response Priorities

  • We are resourcing to risk, to provide a risk based, effective and efficient response because our communities expect us to be there when they need us. 
  • We are ensuring our people have the necessary skills and competencies to deliver prevention, protection and response activities because we are committed to keeping our community and people safe.  
  • We are strengthening our specialist response capability and developing our people in response to the broadening nature and increasing variation of the types of incidents we attend.   
  • We are ensuring accurate risk information is available to those that need it when they need it.

More Information - Our Approach

Our approach is based upon four key areas and sets out how we will deliver our priorities: 

  • Risk – we will take an evidence and risk-based approach to everything we do. 

  • Ethics – we will ensure that everything we do is ethical.  

  • People – we will ensure we value our people as our people look after our communities. 

  • Sustainability – we will take a sustainable approach to everything we do. 

WFRS will measure the impact of our strategy on reducing risk in the community through measuring performance across four key areas: 

  • Keeping people safe in their homes 

  • Keeping people safe whilst at work 

  • Keeping people safe as they travel in and through Warwickshire 

  • Keeping people safe in the environment. 

For a brief introduction to the CRMP, WFRS's strategy, plans and the consultation, a few explanatory videos have been created, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9f3C4Fbo5T_D9QgCzcE8EEVTtywI4rIl

 

How to take part 

Your views are important to us, and we invite you to complete the online survey below. If you would like a paper version of this survey, please contact us using the telephone or email address below. Alternative formats and languages can also be made available on request. 

You are welcome to feedback in other ways: 

By Email to:  wfrscrmp@warwickshire.gov.uk 

In Writing to: Risk Management and Improvement Team, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service,  Service Headquarters, Warwick St, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LH  

By Telephone:  01926 423231

Areas

  • District: North Warwickshire Borough
  • District: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough
  • District: Rugby Borough
  • District: Stratford-on-Avon District
  • District: Warwick District

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Fire and rescue
  • Communities
  • Consultations