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Planning & Performance


In order to ensure we deliver the local and national priorities, the aims and objectives are  delivered through a number of key documents within the organisation.

This assists our employees to understand how they contribute, where they fit and what they must do to achieve the aims, objectives and, ultimately, our vision. Our planning documents are interlinked and contain specific actions as to how we will   achieve our targets.

Community Risk Management & Integrated Risk Management Planning

Community Risk Management helps keep our communities safe by providing us with valuable insights into the risks of fires and other emergencies.     

Medium Term Plan

This Plan sets out our current level of resources available to our communities and aims to show you what we intend to do in the future.        

Annual plan

This Plan reports on what we have achieved and what we aim to achieve to meet our aims and objectives for the forthcoming year.    

Directorate Business Plans

Each of our Directorate Business Plans describes in more detail how departments are working to deliver our Corporate Plan

Borough and Station Plans

At Borough and Station level, translating the aims and objectives into a clear and concise programme of activities based on local need.  

Monthly Service performance reports

In late 2015, the Fire Authority’s Scrutiny & Audit Panel agreed to the proposal to report against average time to incidents until a full review of our attendance standards can be undertaken. 

False alarm mobilisations to domestic properties were included in the Service’s life threatening incident (LTI) definition as they attracted a two pump attendance and the standard was calculated on what we were sent to, not what we came back from.  However in July 2015, the new Automatic Fire Alarm policy was introduced which has reduced the number of appliances mobilised. This has led to a clearer picture of the incidents we need to concentrate on and report against. 

As an interim measure, we will move to report against the Department for Communities and Local Government’s average response times, as this allows the public to benchmark performance against national data. The next step will be to undertake a comprehensive review of our attendance to life threatening incidents taking into account the success of the Service’s reduction of false alarms.  We will do this through our next Integrated Risk Management Plan in 2016 and any new standards will be subject to public and staff consultation.  If you have any views that you would like to share with us in the meantime, in terms of what standards we should set in future, please contact us at irm@esfrs.org

The full report that went to the Scrutiny & Audit Panel can be found here www.esfrs.org/about-us/east-sussex-fire-authority/scrutiny-audit-panel/


Consultations, Reviews and Reports

Changing the Service - Shaping our future     

The “Changing the Service, shaping the future” program is part of our  Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) work. This is an on-going process to improve and transform our service.    


Marlie Farm significant findings report

Chief Fire Officer & Chief Executive Des Prichard has made good the promise he made on December 5th 2006 and today, (Wednesday July 27th 2011), East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service publishes its Significant Findings Report.  


Operational Assessment & Fire Peer Challenge January 2014

In late January 2014, ESFRS hosted a visit by a Fire & Rescue fire peer challenge team, who were here at our invitation.     

Members of the team were knowledgeable about, and experienced in, fire and rescue services and were visiting as 'critical friends'.             

The aim of the peer review was to provide external challenge to the self-assessment produced by us against the Operational Assessment (OpA) Toolkit.



Latest Update :
18 December 2015
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