Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Options for change - still time to have your say

With the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s most far reaching consultation set to come to a close on Monday April 25 there is still time to have your say on its future.

The consultation, which launched on February 1, sets out three options for change which will prepare the Service for a future which is likely see a reduction in incidents, an increased focus on prevention and a commitment to become financially sustainable as reductions in funding continue every year to 2020.

All of the options have a number of common factors including £3 million of extra investment in prevention and protection, additional savings of over £2m from support functions. No fire station closures are proposed.

Senior Divisional Officer Paul Bowers, Business Change Manager, said: “We are coming to the end of the second part of the biggest consultation we have ever undertaken.

“We have received a fantastic response already but we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to have their say so we’re urging anyone who hasn’t taken part yet to make sure they take part before the consultation closes on Monday.

“Letting us know what you think about our plans, and which option you prefer, couldn’t be easier. Just visit our website and fill in a short questionnaire.”

To learn more and take part in the consultation visit the ECFRS website here


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