Draft Integrated Risk Management Plan 2019-2023

Closes 8 Feb 2019

Opened 20 Dec 2018


Following approval by Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has launched a public consultation on its Integrated Risk Management Plan for 2019-2023.

Currently, the service has an IRMP covering the period 2016-2020, however this document is under continuous review to take in to account the latest information about risk. The refreshed IRMP 2019-2023 and supporting Risk Based Evidence Profile (RBEP) reflects up to date risk analysis and evaluates how the service is currently performing. It outlines the People, Prevention, Protection and Response Strategies that will be used to control and mitigate risk across Cumbria.

The draft plan has now been published on cumbria.gov.uk/cumbriafire and the public consultation will run until 8 February 2019.

The new IRMP includes a number of proposals for change, including:

  • Exploring further opportunities to collaborate with other partners, including Emergency Services, Health and the Voluntary sector to deliver more holistic prevention activities
  • Increasing our apprenticeship programme to include Fire Protection Business Safety Advisors
  • Putting in place a fire protection structure that meets the outcomes and recommendations from the independent review of building regulations and fire safety and the Grenfell Tower public enquiry
  • Developing CFRS commercialisation/income generation programme
  • Following the evaluation of a pilot, we will consider replacing the large Fire Engines at Arnside, Staveley and Frizington, and the second fire engine at Maryport, with smaller, more agile Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV) that are more suitable to the risk, demand and geography of our county
  • Developing the concept of satellite resources in relatively low risk and demand areas or in areas where our fire stations are in close proximity to others
  • Working with our blue light partners to explore the feasibility of developing new blue light hubs across the county

What happens next

A decision on whether or not to agree the new plan will be made by Full Council in April 2019 following consideration of the consultation feedback.

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