East Sussex Fire Authority is thanking all those who have taken part in its Planning for a Safer Future consultation.
The consultation ran between 24th April and 19th June and included an online survey, telephone survey, staff workshops and stakeholder webinars.
We have been gathering the views of businesses, members of the public, community groups and staff as part of our regular planning process to find out what risks exist in our communities and what the Service should do to keep people safe.
The Service is proposing a number of changes in order to put resources in the right place, at the right time to deal with emergencies and help prevent them in the first place through engagement and regulation.
All community fire stations will remain open and operational, and the Service will always mobilise the nearest, quickest available crew, fire engines and other resources to an incident.
The proposals will increase the core number of fire engines available at the start of the day from 15 to 18.
We received hundreds of responses via our online survey. We have also received a large number of email responses and this total does not include our telephone survey carried out by Opinion Research Survey.
The findings of the consultation will be considered at a Fire Authority meeting in 3rd September 2020.