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Our Approach

Community Risk Management Planning 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. 

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

Strategic Assessment of Risk

Our Strategic Assessment of Risk helps us understand what we need to do as a Service to keep you safe.

It helps us create our Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP), ensuring that all potential and foreseeable risks are considered and that our planning, policy and decision making is driven by risk. 

It analyses and describes a wide array of information, how it can impact our Service, and highlights any key areas of concern or focus. We want this to be at the centre of all decision making. 

It supports other key policies, such as our Prevention & Protection Strategy and influences how we allocate and target prevention resource across the organisation. 

Station Risk Profiles