By KLTV Newsdesk –
Residents of West Yorkshire are being urged to have their say and help shape the future of the region’s fire service.
People who live in the county are asked to contribute to West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Community Risk Management Plan for 2022-25, via a public survey released today.
The service is aiming to update its current plan to better suit the needs of local communities.
“It’s important to hear what the people of West Yorkshire want from their fire and rescue service,” said Nick Smith, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Chief Fire Officer.
Known as ‘Your Fire and Rescue Service,’ WYFRS’s Community Risk Management Plan sets out how they plan to protect homes, families, communities, businesses and the countryside across the region in the coming years.
Chief Smith added: “It outlines how we prevent fires and other emergencies and make West Yorkshire safer.
“We want to know which of our services are important to people and what they feel should be our key priorities.”
Priorities and plans have changed a lot for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue due to the unique challenges of the past few years, with additional community support required as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic as well as incidents such as flooding and wildfires.
“We want to ensure we continue to provide that risk protection in the future in the best way possible.” Chief Smith said.
“We are constantly looking to improve our service through innovation and use of new technology so that we can deliver the best and achieve our ambition of Making West Yorkshire Safer.
“We hope people will take the opportunity to answer a few simple questions with our online survey, share their views and get their voices heard.”
The survey takes a few minutes to complete and is open until 13 February. To take part visit www.westyorksfire.gov.uk.