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Community Risk Management Planning

Community Risk Management Planning (CRMP) makes sure that we understand the risks faced by our communities and that we are taking appropriate action to reduce and to deal with those risks. 

It is about setting out a joined up approach through our prevention, protection and response arrangements; balancing the necessary strategic emergency cover whilst targeting those most vulnerable to risk.

Equally important, because of the nature of our work, is the safety of our own people.

The CRMP process forms a key component of our strategic programme and significantly contributes toward achievement of our vision and strategic aims.

The process enables us to direct resources to areas of greater need, based upon local risk analysis and gives the Fire Authority the freedom to develop individual plans based around the needs of local communities.

National standards were approved and published in May 2021

Previously this process was known as our Integrated Risk Management Plan or IRMP. Our current IRMP was approved in 2020.

Integrated Risk Management Plan 2020-25

Previous IRMP Plans

2017-2020 Integrated Risk Management Plan

How we approach Community Risk Management Planning


The latest version of the National Fire & Rescue Framework states:

  • Fire & Rescue Services ... must produce an Integrated Risk Management Plan that identifies and assesses all foreseeable fire and rescue related risks that could affect its community, including those of a cross-border, multi-authority and/or national nature.
  • The plan must have regard to the Community Risk Registers produced by Local Resilience Forums and any other local risk analyses as appropriate.

Each Fire and Rescue Authority Integrated Risk Management Plan must:

  • be easily accessible and publicly available
  • reflect effective consultation, throughout its development and at all review stages, with the community, its workforce and representative bodies and partners
  • cover at least a three year time span and be reviewed and revised as often as is necessary to ensure that Fire and Rescue Authorities are able to deliver the requirements set out in this Framework
  • reflect up to date risk analyses and the evaluation of service delivery outcomes
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