Communities ‘have your say’ on fire rescue

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Cleveland Fire Brigade, one of the top performing fire and rescue services in the country and rated GOOD in all areas of work by independent inspectors, has put forward plans for the next four years and is asking for local communities to get involved.

The public are being asked for their views on the Brigade’s Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP).  This is a plan that all fire and rescue services across the country have for their area.  It looks at the area and the risks and supports the Brigade in making changes to their services to ensure they are designed and delivered in a way that balances risk and resources.

There are nine proposals outlined in the ‘Have your say’ document and the public can then give their views on these by taking part in the ‘Have your say’ survey which can be accessed via Cleveland Fire Brigade’s website (www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/CRMP/). Or you can get in touch to request a paper version and a freepost envelope to return, by calling 01429 87231 or emailing consultation@clevelandfire.gov.uk

Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton said: “We are here to protect our local communities and keeping people safe is our number one priority.  We want to hear the views of as many people as possible to make sure we are continuing to go in the right direction to make the area safer and stronger.

“Although we have been officially rated as good there are always areas we can improve as we push to maintain and build on our high standards. Our learning never stops.”

Top priorities highlighted in the CRMP include further improving Safer Homes visits, tackling deliberate fires, supporting local businesses, and further extending work with partners.

The consultation runs from the 29 October until 21 January with the final report published in April 2022.