Shaped by the views of the public, the plan focuses on risks across our area, people and how to best serve the needs of the individual alongside broader issues such as population growth and climate change.
It considers levels of vulnerability, partnership working, local intelligence, industry-leading research and the commitment to continue to learn and look for ways to improve.
This Safety Plan covers Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service now that the two services have come together under a Combined Fire Authority.
Chief Fire Officer Neil Odin said:
“The role of the modern firefighter is evolving as we look for new and innovative ways to protect and serve the public.
“Both services have been rated as good in terms of effectiveness and efficiency by a new Government inspectorate and we are constantly looking for ways to improve.
“This plan is the blueprint for how we will continue to make life safer for our communities and provide a service our people are proud to deliver.”
HIWFRS exists to make life safer. We achieve this through the use of risk management. As a fire and rescue service we work to identify risks within our area and then assess those risks to see how likely they are to occur. From this we can then make plans manage these risks.
If you would like more information on how we developed the Safety Plan, supporting documents can be viewed here:
If you require further information that isn’t included in the supporting documents, please get in touch with us and make a request through our Freedom of Information (FoI) process.