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Service sets out current achievements and vision for the future

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 24, 2014

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford and Fire Authority Chairman Len Bloomer small

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford and Fire Authority Chairman Len Bloomer small

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A 20% reduction in incidents and a 75% drop in grass fires are just some of the figures detailed in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s latest publication.

The annual Statement of Assurance sets out the Service’s most recent achievements and its vision for the future, along with an overview of how the Service is managed. The six page document is available to view online at http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/Documents/Statement_of_Assurance.pdf

Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority Councillor Len Bloomer said: “Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to protecting, supporting and responding to the needs of its communities in order to make our county the safest place to live and work. The Statement of Assurance sets out the many innovative ways that we are currently delivering on that pledge and how we intend to build upon our current achievements in the future.

“It also features information on the Service’s finances and the work that has been undertaken to ensure that it is on track to deliver its target saving of £4million by 2014/2015. The document outlines a number of pioneering projects, such as the new Community Fire Stations and the Safer Communities Community Interest Company, that have been launched in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, putting this Service at the forefront of innovation.”

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford said: “Anyone who is interested in the Service, personally or professionally, is encouraged to read the document to get an insight into what we have done, and what we are doing, to ensure Staffordshire is the safest place to be.”

In an emergency dial 999. For all other non-emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills.

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