Safer Communities Engagement

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is looking at the way we work with communities in West Yorkshire.

For the last 20 years we have visited thousands of people in their homes to discuss how to prevent fires happening and we believe this has been really successful.

Our new Safer Communities Strategy will be launched in 2017 and we are now looking at how we can develop our home visits, with the aim of making improvements in people’s health and well-being in addition to the fire safety messages we already deliver.

Fire and Rescue services have received funding cuts from central Government so we have to change the way we supply our services to the community. We may not be able to visit everyone who would like a prevention home visit. We therefore aim to focus our resources to support the more vulnerable members of the community.

During February and March 2017 a public consultation has taken place to gather your opinions of how our resources should be used and how we can better meet the needs of our communities. The consultation closed on 7 March 2017 and we have had a very good response. We would like to thank all those who have taken the time to contribute and share your opinions and the results are currently being analysed and the findings will be reported shortly.