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Fire service launches new plan to protect Lincolnshire

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More focus will be put on preventing fires in high rise and heritage buildings In Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is compiling its community plan - also known as the Intergrated Risk Managment Plan (IRMP) - which looks at the main risks to lives, properties, infrastructure and the environment in Lincolnshire.

The report is now available with a brief online survey for people to give their feedback.

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Chief Fire Officer, Les Britzman, said: "Our community plan is our commitment to our communities that as a top performing fire service, we will continue to focus on delivering a professional and innovative service, which is driven by our knowledge of the particular risks the county faces."

Cllr Nick Worth, executive councillor for emergency services at the county council, said: "The tragedy at Grenfell Tower in 2017 and the Notre Dame fire in 2019 remind us of our critical role in protecting communities and the importance and implications of our decision making.

"As well as knowing our risks, the plan shows how using our resources to the best effect, along with things like training, policies, engagement and prevention can help reduce or eliminate these risks."

The key risks identified for the county are:

  • house fires 
  • road accidents
  • flooding and severe weather
  • health and wellbeing
  • non-domestic fires
  • malicious acts and deliberate fires

With the additional risks of:

  • high rise buildings
  • heritage sites

added for 2020 onwards.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is now interested to hear feedback from Lincolnshire residents, community groups and organisations. The community plan is available at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr with a brief online survey to complete.

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Published: 13th January 2020