People across Essex are being encouraged to have their say on the proposed priorities in the county’s first ever Fire and Rescue Plan.
Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, has announced he is developing a Fire and Rescue Plan that Will set out his vision and priorities for the delivery of fire and rescue services in Essex.
The plan will run from 2019 to 2024 and will be the basis on which Mr Hirst holds Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to account for its performance.
Mr Hirst said: “A safe and secure county is what we all need to live our lives in peace and prosperity.
“We need a plan for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service which ensures we can help people to stay safe, reduce the number who are killed or seriously injured and minimise the damage to property and businesses.
“I am developing this plan with input from all of those groups and individuals who work in, alongside and with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.
“I now want to make sure the priorities being proposed reflect what the people of Essex expect from their fire and rescue service.”
The document mirrors the Police and Crime Plan which sets the priorities for policing in Essex.
Over the summer, Mr Hirst has been working with fire and rescue service employees, Essex partners, representatives from local authorities and other blue light organisations, such as the ambulance service and the police, to develop the themes and priorities the draft plan includes.
He now wants to know what the public thinks and is urging people to complete an online survey at www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/FireRescuePlan
The survey is open until January 15th, 2019.