Help us shape the future of your Fire and Rescue Service

Welcome to the Cleveland Fire Authority (CFA) Draft Community Integrated Risk Management Plan (CIRMP) 2018 – 2022.

In shaping the future services CFA wants to build on its enviable reputation and impressive record of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our local communities. We also want to assure the public that we remain committed to have efficient and effective prevention services targeted at the most vulnerable in our communities and a highly effective response service to deal with emergencies when they do occur.

Our commitment to community safety is apparent to all those who come into contact with us; and our safety record is evident through our excellent performance results. Over the last ten years we have seen significant reductions in incidents and continued to be the best performing Brigade at keeping people safe in their homes – it remains the case that you are less likely to have a fire in the home if you live on Teesside than you are in any other part of the Country; and if you are unfortunate enough to have a house fire we will respond in the fastest time possible.

As we will continue to adapt to the on-going impact on our resources imposed by the challenging economic times faced by all public services, we have recently updated our community risk profile relating to fire and other emergencies that has enabled the Fire Authority to be clear about the levels of foreseeable risk that exist, influencing our prevention, protection and response arrangements. This allows us to identify opportunities to change and match resources to risk and demand.

Our draft Community Integrated Risk Management Plan (CIRMP) sets out our intentions, over the next four years, of how our prevention, protection and emergency response work will respond to all foreseeable risks in Teesside.

However, before we finalise our plans for the future, we want to fully consult our communities, partners, businesses and staff. So tell us what you think of our community safety plan for YOUR Fire and Rescue Service.

Therefore we ask you to please read the Community Integrated Risk Management Plan which can be found here and give us your feedback, either:

  • By completing the text boxes in this consultation feedback form and either e-mailing it back to us at, or returning it in the post to Cleveland Fire Brigade, CIRMP Consultation, Endeavour House, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, TS25 5TH
  • By writing to us with your comments, ideas or views at Cleveland Fire Brigade, CIRMP Consultation, Endeavour House, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, TS25 5TH
  • By Emailing us at
  • By Telephoning us on 01429 874013 and leaving us a message.

If you would like a hard copy of the Community Integrated Risk Management Plan, or require assistance with accessing any of the information in an alternative format or language, please contact us using any of the above methods.

We need your views no later than 2 February 2018 so that the Fire Authority can carefully consider all of the feedback we receive before making any decisions on changes to the service, so that the Plan is ready to go live in April 2018.

We are rightly proud in Cleveland of the Fire Service we provide, that still makes Teesside one of the safest places to live in the United Kingdom in terms of the number of fires that we suffer in our homes, and we hope that you will give us your views on how we can continue to build on that success as we move towards 2022.

Jan Brunton-Dobson                                                                 Ian Hayton

Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority                                           Chief Fire Officer