Cornwall Fire Service Report – requires improvement

The Cornwall Fire Service Report has been published today, which you can read in full, here.

The Service covers and area of 1370 square miles with a population of 0.57 million people. 32% of the workforce are wholetime firefighters with 68% on-call.

A particular positive was: The tri-service safety officer collaboration has developed and been expanded. This innovative scheme has provided a range of community safety benefits for several rural Cornish communities, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to financial efficiencies for the service and its partners.

The outcome, however, was ‘requires improvement’.

The extent to which the service is effective at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks requires improvement.

The extent to which the service is efficient at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks requires improvement.

The extent to which the service looks after its people requires improvement.

 

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