Partnership, as defined by the Fire Authority, is a process that brings together diverse groups to agree means of achieving specific objectives, sharing benefits and risks through the application of their particular skills and resources. More specifically, common objectives can be pursued, benefits maximised, risks reduced and relevant skills and resources used to best effect.
The increased emphasis on partnership working and the opportunities on offer are welcomed by the Fire Authority as the Fire & Rescue Service has been actively engaged in shared projects with public and private partners for a number of years.
Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service’s approach to partnership working involves broadening the definition surrounding our objectives: for example from reducing accidental dwelling fires to improving home safety; from reducing deliberate fire setting to dealing with anti–social behaviour or discouraging children and young people from `risk taking behaviour`.
Some of our current partnerships are:
- North West Regional Management Board
- The Lancashire Partnership
Examples of Partnership Working:
- Environment Agency
- Lancashire County Council – Adult and Community Services
- Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety
- Muslim Community Safety – Hajj
- Multi-Agency Data Exchange (MADE)
- Red Cross