Shaping the future of Avon Fire & Rescue Service

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are in the final stages of preparing the latest annual revision of their Service Plan; which outlines the focus for the Service in preventing, protecting, responding and resilience to the needs of our communities.

Following the launch of the Plan in 2019, the Plan has been reviewed and refreshed annually, setting out the work of the Service in being the best value fire and rescue service though the two strategic priorities of Making our Communities Safer and Making our Service Stronger.

Local people are being invited to share any feedback they have on the draft Service Plan by Friday 5th March, before the Service Plan is submitted to the Fire Authority for their approval at their next meeting on Wednesday 24th March.

AF&RS Chief Fire Officer, Mick Crennell said: “I am delighted to be able to share the latest refresh of our Service Plan; our contract with and commitment to our local communities in sharing the vision for the future of Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

“This year has been an unusual one for most and as a Service we continue to adapt to the ongoing and dynamic situation presented by the coronavirus pandemic, while maintaining our services to our communities.   This includes our responsibility for supporting the welfare and wellbeing of those who are vulnerable and most in need.

“Our achievements this past year have been numerous; introducing our new response standards, maintaining Home Fire Safety Visits and working towards our commitment to achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2030 to name but a few.  However, we know we still have a lot of work to do and this plan continues to show us the way.

“Together, through the commitments laid out in this Service Plan, we aim to provide an outstanding Service that our staff and local people can be proud of and will continue to work hard to achieve our priorities of Making our Communities Safer and Making our Service Stronger.”

The Service Plan incorporates the Integrated Risk Management Plan which determines how the Service manages risk as outlined by the requirements of the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England 2018.

You can read the full Draft Service Plan 2021-2024 here.

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