Community plan sets out fire service priorities

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​​​​​​​Flooding has been named as Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s third highest risk to communities, after house fires and road collisions.

The service is compiling its latest plan which looks at the main risks to lives, properties, infrastructure and the environment in Lincolnshire. The top risks have been put together from data analysis, risk assessments and public engagement.

The ‘Community Risk Management Plan’ is now available to view and a brief online survey is available for people to give their feedback.

Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire, Mark Baxter said:

"Our community plan shows our commitment to focus on the county’s safety priorities and to continue to provide the best preparedness and response, that we can.

“We have already had thousands of residents provide input into this process, underpinned by our knowledge and data about the particular risks the county faces."

Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, executive councillor for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said:

"I’d really like residents to tell us if they think the service has got it right in identifying what we believe are the key risks that we face currently and in the coming years.  

"The plan also outlines how the service will use things like training, policies, engagement and prevention to help reduce these risks."

The top risks identified for the county are:

  • house fires 
  • road traffic collisions
  • flooding
  • non-domestic fires
  • wildfires
  • deliberate fires (arson)
  • malicious attacks

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is now interested to hear feedback from Lincolnshire residents, community groups and organisations. View the Community Risk Management Plan and have your say at before 8 January 2024.

Published: 15th November 2023