Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Have your say on how your fire service delivers its priorities

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s draft plan for how it delivers its priorities has been published today, marking the final stage of the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) public consultation. 
Anyone who lives, works or travels in Essex is being invited to share their views on the draft version of the Service’s IRMP for 2020 to 2024.
The action plan sets out how Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) intends to address some of the challenges it will face in the coming years and how the Service will deliver the priorities within the Fire and Rescue Plan 2019-2024.
The plan prepares the Service for a future with continued reductions in incidents driven by an increased focus on prevention and a commitment to maintaining our financial sustainability.
Rick Hylton, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said:
“Following the public consultation we held at the end of last year, we have taken the comments and views we received and used them to shape our draft IRMP.
“Being open and honest with our public is a priority to us, which is why we don’t want to stop here.
“Before we publish our final IRMP we want to check in with our residents to see if our plan feels right to them, and ask if they have any further comments or ideas ahead of publishing the final version. 
“I urge anyone who lives, works or travels in Essex to take the time to read our draft IRMP and get in touch if they have anything further they want to tell us.”
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex said:
“The Service has done a great job preventing incidents across Essex over the last few years and we want to build on this success to further drive down the risk in our communities.
"We also need to ensure the Service continues to provide a good prevention, protection and response service and that it is working well with partners and communities.
"Working with you, the public, to develop the draft IRMP has helped create a document that is responsive to your needs.
"This final stage of the consultation process is a further chance to hear from the you and develop a plan that works for all of us.”

The consultation runs from today until Tuesday 17 March and asks people to respond with any final thoughts, suggestions or questions they may have.

To see the full proposal and have your say visit

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