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Proposed new integrated risk management plan for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Published Monday, November 26, 2018

A Westminster Hall debate on the Proposed new integrated risk management plan for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is scheduled for Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Mary Glindon MP.

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There are currently 45 Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) in England. They have different structures and funding arrangements. All Fire and Rescue Services must prepare Integrated Risk Management Plans, and Chief Fire Officers must have regard to these in exercising their functions.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has said it faces a projected resources gap of £3 million by 2020-21 and £3.6m by 2021-22. On 5 November 2018, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority approved plans to start a consultation on a package of efficiency savings. The Fire Brigades Union have called the cuts “unsafe”. The Government says that Fire and Rescue services have the “resources they need to do their important work”.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0264

Authors: Pat Strickland; Grahame Allen; Sarah Pepin

Topic: Fire services

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