Proposed Community Risk Management Plan 2024-28

Introduction

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is driven by a clear purpose: Working together to keep our communities safer.   

This purpose is at the heart of everything we do and is the golden thread that runs through and drives every decision we take, investment we make, our plans and actions now and in the future.   

The Fire and Rescue National Framework for England outlines the requirement for us to publish an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) to show that we understand key risks and how we will mitigate them. The IRMP was renamed the Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) in fire and rescue services to promote a more community-based approach to risk management. It considers the specific needs of each local community through engagement and encourages collaboration between different agencies to develop and implement risk management plans.  

Our Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) shows how we understand our key community and organisational risks and what we are going to do about them over a four-year period. This is through using up-to-date risk information which is also developed in collaboration and consultation with our communities, colleagues, and partners. This plan focuses on the priority risks to our communities and organisation and outlines our plans over the next 4 years to mitigate these risks.  We have redesigned our CRMP to make it more accessible to help everyone understand the part they play in working collaboratively and in partnership to help keep our communities safer in line with our golden thread. 

The plan not only shows community risks, but also assesses our organisational risks. This is because we know that delivering our CRMP relies on having talented, engaged people in our organisation who will champion and reflect the communities we serve as part of our ongoing commitment to building a positive and inclusive working culture.  

We will achieve this through our service plan, department plans and personal development plans for every member of our team.  

All our plans and actions remain future focused to continually identify emerging risks and opportunities such as severe weather and technological advancements. Each plan encompasses our values and commitment to working collaboratively with people and organisations both near and far, and continually working together to keep our communities safer.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and contribution in our collective purpose to work together in keeping our communities safer. By being community first in our thinking and decision-making, we continue to provide the level of service that the people of Lincolnshire and beyond, deserve and expect from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire, Mark Baxter and Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, executive councillor for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Photo of Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, executive councillor for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire, Mark Baxter