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Devon fire service: have your say

Monday, April 19th, 2021 6:51pm

By Daniel Clark, local democracy reporter

Have your say (courtesy: Graham Richardson/LDRS)

Online survey launched

Devon residents are being asked to help shape the future of the fire service.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is undertaking its regular strategic review of the risks that the two counties might face in the future and what the landscape might look like in terms of infrastructure as well as social trends. As part of this process, the fire service wants to hear from people.

The survey asks questions about which duties that the fire service currently undertake are important, that risks and hazards exist in particular areas, and whether those risks and hazards are likely to change over the next five years.

Feedback will inform a community risk management plan – covering April 2022 until 2027 – which will outline the risks in the communities and how the fire service will make people safer.

Darren Peters, area manager for the service, said: “Unfortunately, emergencies will continue to happen and the community risk management plan will also ensure we have the fire station, fire engines and firefighters in the right place to respond to those emergencies.

“We are asking for information from communities, staff and other agencies and we hope you can contribute, and the information will help formulate the plan and then will be available for public consultation this autumn.”

The survey, which ends of 20 May, is at 


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