South Yorkshire’s fire service wants people to have their say on its draft Integrated Risk Management Plan 2021-24.
This is a plan which explains how the fire service will keep local people safe over the next few years.
You can read a PDF of our draft Integrated Risk Management Plan 2021 to 2024 here or view it as HTML here
You can have your say on the plan using our online survey here
Amongst the issues we want your views on is our expected response times for different types of incident, which have been published in the draft plan.
We will still aim to attend every single 999 call as quickly as we possibly can, but that having a set of published response times will make us more accountable to local people, help us to improve our service and bring us in line with most other services around the country.
Currently we simply aim to get to all emergencies as fast as we can, every time. A national inspection reported that it was undesirable for the service not to have a set of response standards.
The proposed new response time arrangements take into account whether a person’s life is at risk, as well as the level of risk in different parts of the county based on historical incident data and other information.
The results of the consultation will be considered before a final version of the Integrated Risk Management Plan 2021-24 is presented to the Fire Authority in January.