Consultation on Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Community Risk Management Plan

Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire & Rescue Service is undertaking a consultation on its proposed five-year Strategic Community Risk Management Plan. The plan includes an analysis of current and future risks within the county, identifies emerging trends and outlines how the Service proposes to address them during 2017-2022.

The supporting Community Risk Management Action Plan for 2017-18 sets out a number of priorities and key projects the Service is proposing to undertake to ensure that Oxfordshire residents and businesses are safer, whilst at the same time delivering an efficient and effective emergency response when necessary.

The Service is seeking views via its consultation on both documents that drive the work of the Service to reduce risk across Oxfordshire.

Delivering a safer Oxfordshire

Julian Green, Group Manager Strategic Risk & Assurance at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “This five year Strategic Community Risk Management Plan 2017-22 is our analysis of the county’s community risk profile, together with our strategic approach of how we intend to effectively manage those risks over the period, in delivering a safer Oxfordshire.

“I would urge people to get involved in the consultation and tell us what they think. Have we highlighted the right risks? Is anything missing? We are also looking for feedback on our proposed plans to address the risks identified and any ideas for what we could do differently.”

The consultation runs until 9 January 2017. To take part in the consultation process, there is an online questionnaire on the county council's website, here.

Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet will be asked to approve the final version in March 2017.

Notes to editors

The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 requires the Secretary of State to prepare a Fire and Rescue National Framework to which fire authorities must have regard when discharging their functions.

The 2012 Framework requires each fire and rescue authority to produce a publicly available Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). Within Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, this is referred to as its Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) to make it more meaningful to the public.