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Phase 1 Proposals

Six proposals were agreed by the Fire Authority in December 2013.

Proposal 1

We have endorsed five key prevention activities, namely: Home Safety, leading on Road Safety Co-ordination, Schools Education, Intervention and Incident Reduction and the promotion of sprinklers in domestic and commercial properties.

Proposal 2

We are reviewing the number of Home Safety visits carried out annually, targeting the most vulnerable in our community and, as a result of the reduction in incidents, a greater proportion to be undertaken by operational personnel.

Proposal 3

We have removed the Arson & Incident Reduction Manager reducing establishment by one Station Manager A (42). The work to reduce incidents is continuing within the Service.

Proposal 4

It was agreed the existing 6 Borough Fire Safety offices are combined to form larger Business Safety offices. These are the City and Lewes (based at Hove) and Rother and Hastings (based in Hastings), Wealden and Eastbourne (based at Eastbourne) and are centrally co-ordinated and managed through a service level agreement with Borough Commanders.

Proposal 5

Consult on the introduction of Locality Managers in Hastings and Brighton. This resulted in the introduction of Locality Managers in Hastings in 2015. There are currently no plans to introduce them in Brighton.

Proposal 6

Amend the current two-watch duty system on day crewed duty system fire stations to a one-watch system across a seven day week.

Update: The day crewed duty system has been reviewed.

Latest Update :
12 June 2018
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