South Wales Fire and Rescue Service continues to strive to improve services to its communities

Statistics driving focus for Service on priority actions for the South Wales communities

South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority has published its Improvement Plan “How did we do in 2016/17 and what we plan to do in 2018/19”, which highlights the differences and changes – positive and negative – that have occurred as a result of the risk reduction and educational activities the Service has carried out from April 2016 to March 2017.

In the last year, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) attended more than 17,300 incidents, whilst seeing an 11.9% decrease in the total number of fires. However, in the same year, the Service has seen the total number of deaths and injuries arising from all fires increase from 85 to 92.  SWFRS has also seen Road Traffic Collisions reduce by 143 incidents in 2016/17, in comparison to the year before.

Reviewing this performance has led to the Service considering its strategic themes and related priority actions to ensure that the communities of South Wales are kept safe from harm.   The plan also outlines the Service’s proposed Priority Actions for 2018/19.

Huw Jakeway, Chief Fire Officer said, “Our first priority is always to provide an effective response for our communities in times of need.”

Sally Chapman, Deputy Chief Officer continued, “We have developed a plan that meets the immediate needs of our organisation and community without compromising the opportunities of future generations.”

The Improvement Plan, including those sections under consultation, can be accessed on the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service website at www.southwales-fire.gov.uk or by email haveyoursay@southwales-fire.gov.uk

 Improvement Plan 2017/2018

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