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ECFRS Fire Peer Challenge report

Following the Service’s peer review back in May, the assessment team has formally reported back their findings. You can read their report here.

The review covered seven key assessment areas: Community Risk Management, Prevention, Protection, Response, Health and Safety, Training and Development and Call Management and Incident Support.

The report, which has just been published, identifies strengths and areas to explore. The findings are now being used to develop a comprehensive action plan designed to drive the organisation forward, deliver improvements and build on lessons learned from the process.

In their summing up, the peer team praised ECFRS staff they met during their visit earlier this year and recognised many notable practices throughout the Service.

The report concludes: “Throughout the peer challenge, the team met with enthusiastic and committed officers. It is clear that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is moving into a new phase focused around improved relationships and how services will be delivered in the future and there is enthusiasm and commitment to drive the service forward.

“The peer team believes that by harnessing this enthusiasm and commitment ECFRS can embrace the challenges of the future, managing the risks and challenges along the way.”

Details of the supporting action plan will be published in due course.

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