AF&RS to host virtual webinar on future of the Service

Making our Communities Safer and Making our Services Stronger are the overarching strategic priorities in Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s (AF&RS) Service Plan, which shapes the future for the Service and is now out for consultation.


Local people are invited to hear more about the proposals from Fire Officers and AF&RS staff at a virtual consultation event on Monday 31 January 2022. The event will give local residents insight into the planning process and an overview of the AF&RS Service Plan Proposal 2022 - 2025.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions, of the plan and the future of the Service, in an open question and answer session.

The event will be hosted on Zoom from 17:30 – 19:00 on Monday 31 January 2022.

Local people are invited to register for a free ticket to the event.

Mick Crennell, Chief Fire Officer for AF&RS said: “We are asking for local people’s views on our proposed commitments to keep our local communities safe and our plans to match our resources to manage, prevent and protect the public from identified risks.

“The proposals and any feedback you provide will then inform our Service Plan, which is our contract with our staff, our partners and the local communities we serve, to the service we’ll work to achieve over the next five years.”

AF&RS are currently consulting with local residents on the Service Plan Proposal, which outlines the Service’s commitment to saving lives, reducing emergency incidents, and preventing, protecting and responding to the needs of our communities.

Read the proposals and have your say.

All fire and rescue services across the country are required to have an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) which assesses local and national risk and outlines how the Service intends to use its resources to address this.The Service Plan Proposals consultation is open until Friday 18 February 2022.

The anonymous feedback will then be collated and considered as part of the Service Plan 2022-2025, which will be submitted to the Fire Authority for their approval at their March 2022 meeting, before the Service Plan is published on 1 April 2022.