Our fire service has a key role to play in community safety. This area of their work has been neglected due to funding cuts which is a false economy.
Protect the number of whole-time fire-fighters and protect the minimum crew number to ensure that the first appliance that arrives at a fire or incident has sufficient numbers to safely enter a building to protect life
Recognise the tension between good collaborative working with other emergency services and the need to protect the independence and humanitarian nature of the fire service
Protect the independence of the fire service and continue to oppose any attempt to bring it under the control of a police and crime commissioner
Target community safety fire-checks at those at greatest risk, working in closer partnership with mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol teams. Tackle hoarding through our safeguarding partnerships
Lobby the government to make flood response a statutory duty of the fire service and for additional resources to meet this growing threat
Invest in road safety measures and campaigns and use the public trust in the Fire Service to help get this message to our communities and influence the behaviour change needed