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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Community Risk Management Plan 2023-27

About the Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) and its public consultation.
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Community risk planning is a requirement under the Fire and Rescue Service National Framework 2018, produced by the Home Office and supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC).

The framework requires every fire and rescue service to identify all foreseeable fire and rescue related risks and explain how the Service intends to use their resources to respond to, and reduce, the risk they have identified within their area.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has created its draft Community Risk Management Plan for 2023-27 which went to Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 11 October.

The plan is subject to public consultation, and we are asking for your views on our proposals for changes to emergency response in Suffolk, which include the following:

  • Implementation of new Speed of Response Standards
  • A review of SFRS’s Emergency Response Fleet
  • An in-depth assessment of how the Service works with partner agencies
  • A review of recruitment and retention of on-call firefighters and our specialist support staff
  • Development of SFRS’s preventative Safe and Well visits

Don’t miss out on the chance to have your say on the future of your fire service. Please take part in our consultation to help inform our new four-year plan for making Suffolk safer, stronger, and more resilient.

The consultation is open until Monday 19 December and can be accessed online or via a paper copy, which can be requested by telephoning 01473 260588 or emailing

Feedback from the consultation will inform the final draft of the CRMP, due to be considered by Suffolk County Council's Cabinet early next year.

You can find further information on the CRMP and consultation by visiting the below tabs.

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