Integrated Risk Management Planning was introduced by the Government in 2003 to provide a modern, flexible and risk-based approach to the provision of fire and rescue services together with the delivery of improvements in community safety based upon locally identified needs.
Risk is not static, nor is it one dimensional, therefore our risk management processes need to be flexible enough to adapt to changes when they occur. For example, the previous demographic profile for towns and cities indicated that the population reduced when each working day was completed. This is no longer necessarily true and there are now many residential areas close to city centres due to the conversion of commercial properties into dwellings, an increased student residency and the growth in the entertainment industry. Other emerging areas of risk also need to be fully explored including those presented by naturally occurring hazards (extreme weather), malicious threats (including terrorism), together with the inherent risks to our personnel associated with fire-fighting.
Community Risk Management Strategy 2015/20
Community Risk Management Strategy 2011/15
Integrated Risk Management Plan 2009/12 (1480.51kb)
Integrated Risk Management Plan 2008/09 (669.01kb)
Integrated Risk Management Plan 2007/08 (3955.94kb)
Integrated Risk Management Plan 2006/07 (1578.67kb)
This initiative is fully supported by:
Local Government Association
Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers Association