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Our plans

Developing our Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP)

Our current plans are in their last year. From April 2022 there will be one plan instead of two. This will be called a Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP). The CRMP will run until 2027 and combine elements of both former plans.

We will be considering your views at the early stage of developing the new plan. To find out more, visit our have your say page, or take part in a short survey now.

Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP)

Our IRMP tells us about the risks in the communities we look after. This plan shows, at a very high level, how we are going to manage those risks. Our Fire and Rescue Authority members have agreed this document.

The plan needs to:

  • identify the foreseeable risks that could impact on the community
  • demonstrate how our prevention, protection and response activities will best be used to mitigate the impact of the risk.

Our IRMP has identified six things that will need consideration in planning our future.

  • An increasingly ageing population.
  • Common health and wellbeing risks.
  • Availability of on-call appliances.
  • The historical distribution of service delivery resources – where our fire stations, appliances, staff and equipment are currently located.
  • An increasing demand for emergency medical response.
  • An increase in the number of serious fires affecting commercial premises.

Read our Integrated Risk Management Plan (PDF)

Read the IRMP consultation results (PDF)

Fire and Rescue Plan

The Integrated Risk Management Plan is complemented by our Fire and Rescue Plan. This plan establishes the challenges faced by us as a Service from those community risks and how we are going to meet them.

There are six strategic themes to our Fire and Rescue Plan, which are:

• service delivery
• people
• value for money and use of resources
• governance
• collaboration
• digital transformation.

Read our Fire and Rescue Plan (PDF)

We have produced an interactive version too.

We are delivering against these priorities through our Safer Together change and improvement programme.


Previous plans

All our previous plans can be found below:

Creating Safer Communities, Our Plan 2017 - 2022 (PDF)

Creating Safer Communities, Our Plan 2016 - 2021 (PDF)

Creating Safer Communities, Our Plan 2015 - 2020 (PDF)

Corporate Plan 2013/14 - 2014/15 (PDF)

Corporate Plan 2012/13 - 2014/15 (PDF)

DSFRS Strategy 'Towards 2014' (PDF)

Corporate Plan 2011/12 - 2013/14 (PDF)

Corporate Plan 2010/11 - 2012/13 (PDF)

Corporate Plan 2009/10 - 2011/12 (PDF)

Corporate Plan 2008/09 - 2010/11 (PDF)

Corporate Plan 2007/08 - 2009/10(PDF)

Have your say on our plans

We consult on any proposals that would change the services we offer to the public. When appropriate, links to any draft documents, and to our consultation pages, can be found on our have your say page.


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