It is a legal requirement for all fire and rescue services to produce and implement an Integrated Risk Management Plan – we call this our Community Safety Plan.
This plan is the foundation for our activity and focus over the next three years. By using risk modelling and analysis, the Service can set its priorities and manage the key risks facing the communities of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Dorset, Swindon and Wiltshire.
All fire and rescue authorities must have regard for the Fire and Rescue Service National Framework in carrying out their functions. This requires us to:
- Identify, plan and make the necessary arrangements to respond to emergencies.
- Ensure that steps are taken to reduce the potential for these emergencies through prevention and protection work.
- Collaborate in partnership working whilst being answerable to the community.
The Plan is supported by the document ‘Our approach to Integrated Risk Management Planning (IRMP)‘.
See also: Strategic Assessment of Risk 2019/20
The Annual Report 2018-19 was adopted by the Fire and Rescue Authority on 30 September 2019, and it gives a flavour of what has happened in the last year. Our Community Safety Plan sets out our future direction.
The Service’s high level policies
- Asset management policy statement
- Community safety policy statement
- Corporate governance policy statement
- Equality, diversity & inclusion policy statement
- Financial management policy statement
- Health & Safety policy statement
- People policy statement
- Safeguarding policy statement
Statement of Assurance
The Service is required to produce an annual Statement of Assurance:
- Dorset & Wiltshire FRS Statement of Assurance 2018/19
- Dorset & Wiltshire FRS Statement of Assurance 2017/18
- Dorset & Wiltshire FRS Statement of Assurance 2016/17
The final Statements from the constituent FRSs can be viewed below: