Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Rawtenstall provides fire and rescue services on behalf of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority to the people living or working in Lancashire.
Reducing risk, improving safety
Covering just over 3,000 square kilometres and growing ever more culturally diverse, Lancashire is a county of real contrasts: from urban conurbations to sparsely populated rural areas; coastal ‘holiday’ towns to old industrial heartlands; economic affluence to high levels of deprivation. The range of community safety risk is extensive and changing quickly, requiring us to allocate resources on the basis of risk and reducing risk as far as possible.
We define the extent of risk as being the likelihood that something will happen, multiplied by the severity of the consequences if it does. This means that we focus our efforts on:
- reducing the chance of fire happening through prevention work ;
- restricting the impact if it does through protection work. ;
- providing a quick and professional response to emergencies to mitigate the consequences if all else fails.
‘Making Lancashire Safer’
‘Making Lancashire Safer’ is the simple commitment we give to the people we serve and defines the overall purpose that our staff are working to achieve. It also illustrates that we are increasingly working with a variety of partners including local authorities, police, primary care trusts and care providers to bring about better results than could be achieved by working by ourselves.
This purpose is then translated into two priorities that our work is organised around and which we measure our performance. You can find out more about our priorities and what we are doing to achieve them in our Risk Management Plan 2013-2017. You can view our current performance against these priorities in our ‘Performance’ section of our website.
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