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5th July, 2020 - 08:43am: 08:43 One fire engine from Malmesbury  attended reports of a bonfire o...Read more

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30th June, 2020 - 14.45: A crew from Redhill Park responded to an alarm activation at a flat in...Read more

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30th June, 2020 - 11.53: Crews from Springbourne and Redhill Park responded to a report of flam...Read more

30th June, 2020 - 13.25: A fire crew from Westlea Fire Station responded to an alarm activation...Read more

30th June, 2020 - 11.53: Fire crews from Springbourne and Redhill Park attended a report of fla...Read more

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DCFO directorate

Strategic Planning and Corporate Assurance

This department’s principal areas of concern are:

  • Democratic Services
  • Member services
  • Business continuity
  • Business risk management
  • Audit and inspection programmes
  • Statement of Assurance
  • Annual Governance Statement
  • Secretarial support to Chief Fire Officer and Strategic Leadership Team
  • Mail and post
  • Reception services

Information, Knowledge and Communications

This department’s principal areas of concern are:

  • Management of policy and procedure framework
  • Information security assurance
  • Data sharing agreements and arrangements
  • Data protection and Regulation of Investigatory Powers
  • Freedom of Information and governance transparency
  • Compliments and complaints
  • Internal and external communications
  • Media relations, including training and support to operational officers
  • Corporate videos and promotion
  • Website and Intranet
  • Promotion of public safety events
  • Graphic design and photography
  • Ceremonial awards
  • Middle manager engagement days

Health & Safety

The department’s principal areas of concern are:

  • Advising on policies relating to health, safety and welfare of all members of staff
  • Being principal point of contact for the Health and Safety Executive
  • Assisting and coordinating risk assessments, audits and improvement plans
  • Response to external improvement notices and reports
  • Learning from incidents and near misses
  • Management advice, training and reporting
  • Co-ordination of efforts to achieve an externally accredited standard

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The core functions of this department are to:

  • ensure that we meet out public sector statutory duties to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) and people who do not share it
  • demonstrate personal commitment to, and leadership on, reducing inequality, challenging discrimination and delivering services that are inclusive and accessible to diverse communities
  • design our services and ways of working to ensure any negative impacts are mitigated and take account of the differing needs of all the communities we serve by undertaking impact assessments of all procedures and practices, and through supporting the networks for staff/volunteers
  • ensure that all Members, managers, staff and volunteers understand their responsibility to treat others with respect, are empowered and supported to challenge bullying, harassment and unacceptable behaviour and to ensure that this behaviour is not tolerated.

Safeguarding

Overall responsibility for supporting the organisation in its commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults and children at risk. We recognise that the protection and safety of these individuals is ‘everyone’s responsibility’. Therefore, all staff, either paid or in a voluntary capacity, have a role to play in safeguarding and preventing the abuse of those who may be vulnerable.

 

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