Date: 17th July, 2017
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has set out its intentions for the next four years with the publication of its new Community Safety Plan 2017-2021.
The plan focuses on ways that the Fire and Rescue Service can help to reduce injuries and deaths, road traffic collisions, anti-social behaviour, hospital stays, ambulance call-outs, police call-outs, care and respite placements, and public sector spending.
It is based on the organisation’s five priorities:
- Help you to make safer and healthier choices
- Protect you and the environment from harm
- Be there when you need us
- Make every penny count
- Supporting and developing our people
Cllr Spencer Flower, Chairman of the Authority, said: “The Community Safety Plan sits at the heart of what we do across the organisation. In it, we have set out our intention to be able to support our partners by using our unique public standing and the skills and experience of our fantastic staff to the benefit of all of our communities.”
CFO Ben Ansell added: “Since becoming a combined Fire and Rescue Service on 1 April 2016, a huge amount has been achieved, and I am incredibly proud of how our staff have risen to the challenge of establishing the new organisation. However, there is still so much more that we can do and our Community Safety Plan provides our roadmap for the next four years. I look forward to working with our partners across Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Swindon and Wiltshire to achieve our aims.”
The new Community Safety Plan can be viewed at www.dwfire.org.uk/community-safety-plan