Integrated Risk Management Plan 2016-2020: Year 3 Action Plan (2018/19)

Closed 8 Jan 2018

Opened 23 Nov 2017


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 2016-2020 - Year 3 Action Plan (2018/19).

In 2016 CFRS approved a four year strategy which outlined the challenges facing the organisation and set out the overarching principles and direction of travel it would adopt in responding to them. Annual action plans set out the direction of travel in more detail and the projects and work scheduled for the forthcoming financial year.

The draft action plan has now been published below and on and a public consultation will run until 8 January 2018 and feedback is now invited.

A decision on whether or not to agree the Action Plan will be made by Cabinet in February following consideration of the consultation feedback.

The action plan includes a number of proposals for change, including:

·        Changing crewing arrangements at Ulverston, moving from a whole-time crew to an 8 hour day shift crew supported by an on-call crew at night;

·        Creation of a new on-call crew in Barrow to provide support to the existing whole-time crew and Walney on-call crew;

·        Introduction of new Multi-Service Officer roles which will combine some of the functions of police officer, paramedic and firefighter, and further development of collaborative arrangements with other blue light services;

·        A new approach to the county’s on-call stations to ensure their future sustainability and improve their ability to respond to incidents.

·        Extension of the Safe and Well fire prevention and well-being visit programme to even more households. 

What Happens Next

The county council's Cabinet will make a final decision on whether to approve all, part or none of the Year 3 Action Plan at their meeting in February 2018.


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