Staffordshire Fire and Rescue services wants views on corporate plan

Pictured: Jon Crew, Bob Preston, Phil Mulligan, Helen Hill and Mick Calladine.

Pictured: Jon Crew, Bob Preston, Phil Mulligan, Helen Hill and Mick Calladine.

TOWNSFOLK are being urged to have their say on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s plans for the next three years.

The service has launched a 12-week consultation into its Corporate Safety Plan 2017-2020 which sets out what it aims to accomplish in this timeframe, along with outline details for how these aims will be achieved.

The team will be looking to build on its notable recent successes. An unswerving focus on prevention is paying off – over the last three years, more than 80,000 Home Fire Risk Checks have been carried out, with an increasing focus on targeting the most vulnerable households.

As a result, the number of emergency incidents has continued to reduce and 2015/16 saw the lowest number of accidental home fire deaths and injuries on record.

Achievements in recent years are set against the background of unprecedented change in the delivery of public services and reductions in Government funding.

Bob Preston, Corporate Safety Plan manager, said: “Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s vision is to make Staffordshire the safest place to be. We’re committed to the principle that prevention is far more effective than cure. That’s why we carry out so many Home Fire Risk Checks, and why we’re working in collaboration with many other organisations on a range of community safety initiatives.

“We deliver a first-class emergency response service on the sad occasions it’s required. But we’d rather do everything possible to stop those occasions happening in the first place.

“This is our vision and we want to know what people across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire think of our plans to continue delivering it over the next few years. It is vitally important that our Corporate Safety Plan is developed with the contributions of the local communities we serve.”

Residents can give their views on the 2017-2020 Corporate Safety Plan by visiting www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk, e-mailing corporatesafetyplan.consultation@staffordshirefire.gov.uk or writing to Bob Preston, Corporate Safety Plan Manager, at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Pirehill, Stone ST15 0BS.

The consultation runs for 12 weeks until October 16 2016.