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Have your say on the future of the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Suffolk Fire and Rescue asked for your thoughts and ideas on the future of the service. The consultation closed on 7 April 2019.

This consultation has now closed.

Why do we consult?

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service asks for the public for views on how it manages the risks it faces across the county, as well as five different areas of its work, from how it responds to automatic fire alarms, to firefighters’ shift patterns.

The eight-week consultation, which concluded in April, is part of a statutory process, with information feeding into the fire service’s Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for the next three years (2019 to 2022); essentially a plan for how it provides its services.

The Fire Service regularly assesses all foreseeable risks that could affect its operations. This includes considering one-off types of event such as countywide flooding and terrorist attacks, in addition to the more usual responses to fires, animal rescues and road traffic collisions.

A key part of this review is to invite the public to share their views through this consultation and at a number of events around the county. The particular areas which the fire service sought your feedback on are:

  • Automatic Fire Alarms and Unwanted Fire Signals
  • Response to Road Traffic Collisions
  • Shift Patterns
  • Specialist Rescue Capabilities
  • Speed of Response to Emergency Incidents – Performance Measures


Full Integrated Risk Fire Plan

You can read an at-a-glance overview of the IRMP, however we recommend that you read the proposals and the full IRMP document. Consultation for these proposals is now closed.

We will now use the feedback from the consultation to draft the final version of our IRMP. The final version will be presented to Suffolk County Council cabinet on 16 July 2019.