‘Shape your Fire Service’ by undertaking consultation survey

West Midlands Fire Service is encouraging communities across the West Midlands to 'Shape your Fire Service' by taking part in our consultation, which ends 11 September 2023.

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Published on 24 August 2023

"It is vital to us as an organisation that as many people from our communities share their views during the consultation"

West Midlands Fire Service is encouraging communities across the West Midlands conurbation to take part in our twelve-week public consultation, which ends on 11 September 2023.

Launched on 3 July, questions about prevention, protection, response, people and sustainability all feature, with responses helping shape plans for making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier.

Chief Fire Officer Wayne Brown said: “It is vital to us as an organisation that as many people from our communities share their views during the consultation.

“Your input will help us shape how we work and deliver our services. It’s our job as a Fire and Rescue Service to understand and manage the things that are likely to cause harm now and, in the future, and to whom is at the most risk. The survey reflects a number of important topics and themes to reflect this.

“Questions about our work to recruit a truly diverse workforce also feature. In December 2022, we were named the UK’s most inclusive employer – an achievement we are all incredibly proud of. We want to keep doing more to show the public that your Fire and Rescue Service values everyone we serve and all who work for us.

Under the National Fire and Rescue Framework, WMFS has committed to consult on its Integrated Risk Management Plan every three years, or when there is a significant change to its assessment of risk in the West Midlands.

You can complete our survey by visiting the consultation page – www.wmfs.net/consultation, before 11 September 2023.

The survey is hosted on the popular WMNow platform, to which thousands of people across the West Midlands have already signed up to receive regular community updates and alerts.

The survey has been complemented by a WMFS social media campaign, whilst fire stations and other WMFS teams and departments have been encouraging their local communities and contacts to share their feedback.

A graphic showing our consultation logo and Chief Fire Officer Wayne Brown.