The year ahead for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Welcome to our Annual Service Plan for 2022-23 Download Image

Expanding our capabilities to respond to climate change emergencies and transforming protection services to deliver building safety reform are just two of the Service’s areas of focus in the year ahead.

This year marks the launch of a new five-year Community Risk Management Plan (opens in a new tab) following public consultation last year. It identifies the greatest risks to the people and communities of Lancashire.

The Service’s priorities in the year ahead are to strengthen community safety in response to these and emerging risks.

Justin Johnston, Chief Fire Officer, said: “Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s purpose is to make Lancashire safer. The ways we do that have evolved, as risks to public safety have changed.

“We now serve our communities in many more situations: from weather-related emergencies to searching for missing people, and most recently helping to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme, we have adapted to keep people safe in other aspects of their lives.

“Our people are central to all that we achieve. They have the essential qualities to respond positively to challenges, support others and make a difference in their communities.”

Investment in people, equipment and training remain at the core of the Service’s plans with a firm focus on digital innovation to maximise effectiveness and efficiency.

Justin added: “We aspire to be outstanding in all that we do by being the best trained, best equipped, best accommodated and most professional fire and rescue service in the country.”

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