We set out our priorities and objectives in ‘The Plan’. It’s a rolling, three-year document which covers things like reducing serious traffic accidents, helping people have safer, healthier lives and making sure we tackle emergencies safely and effectively.
We identify and analyse risks across the West Midlands, and use the information to come up with our Community Safety Strategy (also known as our Integrated Risk Management Plan or IRMP).
Knowing where the risks are, we can decide where we need our fire stations, firefighters and vehicles. It also helps us plan how we deliver our full range of services which we split into prevention, protection and response.
Lots of people are really surprised by the variety of our work, which is reflected in our vision statement: ‘Making the West Midlands Safer, Stronger and Healthier’.