Welcome to our emergency cover review consultation.

We have undertaken an emergency cover review (ECR) to ensure that our emergency response remains effective and efficient, and that we are well equipped to respond to future challenges.

Our strategic assessment of risk identifies the greatest risks to the people and communities of Lancashire, and our community risk management plan and supporting strategies set out how we respond to them.

We have assessed the locations, numbers and types of fire stations and appliances against community risks and incident levels across the county. Duty systems have also been reviewed to establish more sustainable and effective crewing arrangements.

We have considered data, met with staff and trade unions, looked at new and emerging risks and explored new technologies and equipment to arrive at a set of proposals we feel will make the best possible use of our resources to provide the best possible services for the people of Lancashire.

Full details of the review are available below and we welcome your views on our proposals:

Have your say

We would like your views – what you think of our proposals? Do you agree with them? What impact might they have on you? Is there anything else we should have considered?

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete and is being delivered by an independent research agency.

The consultation closes on 14 October 2022. Feedback will be considered by the Combined Fire Authority’s (CFA) planning committee on 21 November and final decisions will be made by the full CFA on 19 December.