We recognise the need for change and continuous improvement and have developed a new and innovative approach to how we work.
This has been made possible by our cost-effective, flexible and agile workforce, a blended fleet of vehicles, a new approach to communication and a commitment to the use of technology.
We want West Midlands Fire Service to be governed in a way that enables it to keep delivering services in the most relevant, efficient and effective ways for its communities.
Our governance is on track to move from the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority and to be incorporated into the Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority.
We are already coordinating an important area of the Combined Authority’s work. The Public Sector Reform (PSR) programme is about improving the life chances of West Midlands people. It continues to do this through four key work streams: Mental Health with Health and Wellbeing; Criminal Justice; Skills and Employment; Multiple Complex Needs.
Here at West Midlands Fire Service we have committed resources to the work stream that supports people living with multiple complex needs. Our prevention work focuses on vulnerable people, on what makes them vulnerable and how we can help them to live safe, independent and fulfilled lives.
And we are embracing wider opportunities for collaboration with other fire and rescue services and organisations. One example of this was our signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in early 2018 with Warwickshire County Council. The arrangement sets out a vision for closer working between our two fire services to deliver improved outcomes to our communities and enhance public safety.
Everything we do is achieved by our dedicated staff, who keep finding exciting, new ways to keep delivering and transforming the services we provide, and to achieve even more with less. Individually, and in teams, their positive contributions are making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier.
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We hope we get the chance to meet you and hear your valuable feedback at one of our open days, when we’re out and about doing our prevention work, or simply by dropping in at one of our 38 community fire stations.