Northamptonshire Fire Service was brought into the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as a result of the failing County Council. When the money ran out cuts were made to the vital prevention and protection work the Fire Service carry out with communities. Now in 21/22 the budget has once again been reduced.
Top actions I will take
Working with the Chief Fire Officer to rebuild our fire prevention and protection services
Work with the Chief Fire Officer to review response times and take action to bring them down
Fight to increase funding for Northamptonshire fire service and invest in resources and systems to ensure the teams have the right tools for the job.
Work with the Chief Fire Officer to ensure the workforce is reflective of the community.
Work with the unitary authority to ensure their services have a priority focus on fire prevention – ie housing, flytipping