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 Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole, Wiltshire and Swindon.
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.
This is the first Annual Report for our new Service and the Authority that is responsible for it. Our first year was a challenging one, this annual report gives a flavour of what has happened in the last year and our Community Safety Plan sets out our future direction.
The Service’s high level policies
- Corporate governance
- Information management
- Performance, risk and business continuity management
- Asset management
- Health & Safety
- Prevention and community engagement
- Employee development
- Employee health & well-being
- Employee performance and reward
Statement of Assurance
The new Service is required to produce an annual Statement of Assurance, and this can be viewed here.
The final Statements from the constituent FRSs can be viewed below:
- Dorset Fire Authority Statement of Assurance 2014-15
- Wiltshire & Swindon Combined Fire Authority Statement of Assurance 2014-15
- Dorset Fire Authority Statement of Assurance 2013-14