Things we need to consider
We need the right availability of firefighters, vehicles, and equipment, where they are needed, to ensure that we can give the right response, at the right time, while making efficient use of these resources.
We need to have the right capacity to deliver targeted prevention and protection activities in our communities, focusing on the known risks in each area.
We also need to make significant financial savings. The funding we receive is changing, with anticipated reduced grants from central government. Alongside this, costs are increasing, so we will need to meet a potentially significant revenue shortfall to enable the Service provision to continue.
Where we're investing
- Stations - refurbishing or rebuilding where required.
- Fleet - replacing older fire engines and looking at new types of vehicles.
- Equipment for our firefighters, such as new lightweight Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and escape hoods.
- Improved digital technology to support our work.