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Planning for a Safer Future

We want to make sure we put our 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.


In Planning for a Safer Future (IRMP 2020-25), we set out seven proposals centred on public and firefighter safety which aim to deliver our service in a more flexible and efficient way.

We believe our proposals provide the best options for our communities with the funding that is likely to be available to us in the future.This includes moving resources to allow investment in preventing emergencies such as fires in homes – an area where the service is already seeing success (Read more). 

Our evidence shows these proposals will improve emergency cover:  

  • 99% of high-risk dwellings are covered - improved from the current 93% 
  • 93% of all incidents are within our attendance standards isochrones - improved from the current 81% 
  • 92% of all households are covered - improved from the current 80% 
  • 92% of our population is covered - improved from the current 75% 
  • 92% of our over 80s population are covered - improved from the current 75%. 
  • 92% of all households are covered - improved from the current 80% 
  • 92% of our population is covered - improved from the current 75% 

Our consultation on these proposals takes place from Friday 24 April 2020 and closes on Friday 19 June 2020


Questions? 

Do you have any questions regarding the IRMP or the survey?

If so:-

  • Please email: consult@esfrs.org
  • Or telephone: 0303 999 1000 (Mon-Friday 08:30-16:30).   

Your questions will be noted by an operator and responded to in due course.


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Hove Roedean Newhaven Seaford Eastbourne Battle Lewes Crowborough Uckfield Hailsham Heathfield Rye Wadhurst Hastings The Ridge Bexhill Preston Circus
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Operational Resilience Plan

Areas: Preston Circus, Roedean, Hove, Bexhill, Newhaven, Uckfield, Hailsham, Heathfield, Seaford, Rye

See page 40 of the Main IRMP document 


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Changes to Day Crewed Stations

Areas: Bexhill, Battle, Lewes, Newhaven, Crowborough, Uckfield

See page 42 of the Main IRMP document 


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Second Fire Engines

Areas: Bexhill, Battle, Lewes, Crowborough, Uckfield, Heathfield, Seaford, Rye, Wadhurst

See page 46 of the Main IRMP document 


Four

Hastings

Areas: Hastings, The Ridge, Eastbourne

See page 48 of the Main IRMP document 


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Specialist Vehicles

All Stations

See page 50 of the Main IRMP document 


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Demand Management

All Stations

See page 52 of the Main IRMP document 


Seven

Changes to Crewing

Areas: Preston Circus, Roedean, Hove

See page 55 of the Main IRMP document 

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