West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Community Risk Management Plan (draft)

Closed 5 Aug 2016

Opened 11 Jul 2016

Feedback Updated 7 Nov 2016

We Asked

The Fire & Rescue Service has a statutory duty to consult on, and publish, a 3-5yr ‘Integrated Risk Management Plan’ (IRMP). This is an analysis of the current and projected risk profile in the county and how the Fire & Rescue Service is organised to support local communities through a combination of prevention, protection and emergency response activities.

The consultation sought the views of the wider community on the WSFRS analysis of risks and its approach to risk management planning. Respondents were asked to complete an online questionnaire with a ‘free text’ box for any additional comments, questions or suggestions for service improvement.

You Said

We received 80 online responses via the questionnaire and three email responses. Of the 80 (anonymous) responses, 24 included additional comments.

Of the online questionnaire responses received:

  • 87.5% agreed or strongly agreed the CRMP was easy to understand
  • 82.5% agreed or strongly agreed the community risk information was clearly explained
  • 88.75% agreed or strongly agreed that emergency response activity was clearly explained
  • 88.75% agreed or strongly agreed that WSFRS reduces risk through its prevention, protection and emergency response activities.

We Did

Following your feedback an electronic link to the Critical Risk Map that supports the data in the CRMP has been inserted into the document.

Responses to each issue raised via the ‘free text’ section have been published via the Have Your Say Consultation Hub: https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/west-sussex-fire-rescue-service/west-sussex-fire-rescue-service-community-risk-man

Having considered the feedback from the consultation and the views of the Environment & Community Services Select Committee, the Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services has endorsed and agreed to adopt the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Community Risk Management Plan 2016-20.

Results Updated 3 Oct 2016

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Overview

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) is seeking the views of the wider community on its draft Community Risk Management Plan.

The Fire & Rescue Service has a statutory duty to consult on, and publish, a 3-5yr ‘Integrated Risk Management Plan’ (IRMP). This is an analysis of the current and projected risk profile in the county and how the Fire & Rescue Service is organised to support local communities. We work to achieve this through a combination of prevention, protection and emergency response activities.

WSFRS has been through a significant transformation since its last IRMP was published. In West Sussex, the Fire & Rescue Service now has a much broader role working at the heart of the Communities & Public Protection directorate of West Sussex County Council (WSCC). Firefighters work alongside WSCC colleagues in Public Health, Community Safety, Trading Standards and Resilience & Emergencies to help communities become safer, stronger and more resilient.

To reflect our broader role, our IRMP for 2016-20 is known as the (draft) WSFRS Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP).

Our current operating model for emergency response has previously been agreed through the course of three separate public consultations. There are no proposals to change emergency response arrangements in this draft risk management plan. This consultation is to seek the views of the wider community on the WSFRS analysis of risks and its approach to risk management planning.

The draft Community Risk Management Plan should be read in context with our latest performance data and the WSFRS Annual Report and Statement of Assurance.

Please note: Before you answer the consultation questions, as a minimum, you will need to read the Community Risk Management Plan to enable you to provide your answers and comments (this is situated below). In addition to this, there are further reading materials to enable you to understand this further and these are listed at the bottom of this page. If you require this information in an alternative format, please email us yourfireservice@westsussex.gov.uk

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The consultation closes on Friday 5th August. A report on the consultation feedback will be presented to the WSCC Environment & Community Services Select Committee on 15th September.

After considering the report and listening to the views of the Select Committee, the WSCC Cabinet Member for Residents Services will make a formal decision whether to adopt and publish the WSFRS Community Risk Management Plan 2016-20.

You can submit your views by completing the questionnaire online (link below) and/or by:

Email: yourfireservice@westsussex.gov.uk

In writing:

CRMP public consultation

Communications Team

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

Northgate

Chichester

West Sussex

PO19 1BD

If you require this consultation in an alternative format, please email yourfireservice@westsussex.gov.uk.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Groups
  • Children
  • Disabled People
  • Faith Groups
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual (LGBT) Groups
  • Older People
  • People in marriages & civil partnerships
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Young People
  • Young People Aged 18+
  • Gender Groups
  • NHS
  • Health and Wellbeing Professionals
  • Patients
  • GPs
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Residents e-Panel
  • Teachers
  • Pupils
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Students
  • Young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability)
  • Headteachers
  • West Sussex County Council Staff
  • Capita Staff
  • West Sussex Fire and Rescue Staff
  • County Communicators
  • Have Your Say Champions
  • Cyclists
  • Bus/coach Passengers
  • Car/Van Drivers
  • Police
  • District/Borough Councils
  • Parish Councils
  • Town Councils
  • Elected Members/Councillors
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Community Organisations
  • Bus Operators
  • Broadband Suppliers
  • Childcare Providers
  • All West Sussex Businesses
  • Employees
  • CBC Library Group
  • Local services in the care sector
  • Service Users
  • Homeless People
  • People Who Do Not Use This Service
  • All West Sussex Residents
  • Tenants/Leaseholders
  • Visitors/Tourists
  • Families
  • Carers
  • Parents

Interests

  • Community
  • Community Safety
  • Community Resilience
  • Public Protection
  • West Sussex Fire & Rescue Services