Have you had your say?

Warwickshire residents are being urged to have their say and get involved with shaping the future of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service before the consultation and engagement deadline of the 16th June.  

Views are being sought from residents on the services draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) and Action Plan for the years 2019/2020.

So what is an IRMP? As a fire and rescue service, we are required to periodically review and assess the full range of foreseeable risks with the potential to impact upon the communities of Warwickshire. This is to ensure that we can effectively plan and prepare, making the best use of our resources and working with our County Council and partners to maximise our efforts around our prevention, protection and response services across the whole county, with a particular focus on those who are the most vulnerable.

As part of our ongoing commitment to consult and engage with our communities, we are keen to ensure that residents and stakeholders have the opportunity to have their say on any actions which may impact on their community or the county as a whole.

Residents and other interested parties are being invited to give their views on a number of proposed actions outlined in our draft IRMP Action Plan 2019/20. These include the proposal of an additional fire station within the Rugby area and asking for views on potential options for future fire station locations in Nuneaton and North Warwickshire.

Talking about the consultation, Chief Fire Officer for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Kieran Amos said: “I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us their views on the proposals. So far, the response has been good and your views are invaluable to us. However, the more responses we receive, the more informed we can be, enabling us to better understand your expectations and deliver positive outcomes for the communities of Warwickshire.

“Our IRMP is a critical document and informs both the Service and our communities about how we plan for and manage risks in the county. So please don’t delay, the consultation closes on the 16 June. You can have your say by visiting https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk.”

For more information and to have your say on the IRMP, visit https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk Alternatively email us at wfrsirmp@warwickshire.gov.uk or write to: Draft IRMP Action Plan Feedback, Service Improvement Team, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Warwick St, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LH.

More information about Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is available on the Warwickshire Website: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue