Fire service plan on agenda at select committee

A select committee will scrutinise a draft plan for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service for the next four years.


Release date: 9 March 2018

A draft plan for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service for the next four years will be scrutinised at a meeting next week.

The Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee will consider the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan.

The plan, which all fire and rescue authorities are required to produce, is about improving public safety, reducing the number of emergency incidents and saving lives.

It explains the service’s activities in detail and gives local people the chance comment on the priorities identified by the service.

The meeting takes place on at 10.30am on Friday 16 March at County Hall in Chichester.

All the items relating to the fire service will be webcast via the county council website here.

The select committee will scrutinise the draft plan and make sure it is content the draft plan is ready to go out to public consultation.

A six week public consultation starts on Monday 9 April and will be available on the Have Your Say area of the council’s website.

Andrew Barrett-Miles, chairman of the committee, said: “This committee plays an important role in looking in scrutinising the work and performance standards of our fire and rescue service.

“This meeting will be important in looking in detail at the draft IRMP. I would also encourage people to take part in the public consultation when it starts as this will help us shape our service.”

Following the public consultation, the select committee will consider the consultation feedback at its meeting on 13 June and scrutinise how the feedback has been reflected in the amended plan.

Once the plan has been formally adopted, the committee will monitor the service’s performance against it.

For more information on the select committee meeting click here.

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