Press release

Community feedback invited on service priorities

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is asking for the community’s views on where its priorities should lie over the next four years.


The service has produced a draft Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP), which will inform its decision-making on prevention, protection and response until 2028. The document, once finalised, will also help ensure the service has the workforce with the appropriate resources, skills and support to deliver its priorities.

Members of the public are invited to read and comment on the draft document, after which responses will be considered and a final document agreed between Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) Peter McCall, who governs the service.

The strategic document takes into account the service’s understanding of the risk and demand in Cumbria, the level of resources available and the direction set by the PFCC in his recently-published Fire Plan.

Rick Ogden, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, said: “This process allows us to identify opportunities to change and match our resources in the most efficient way.

“I encourage our community to take a look at the draft CRMP and spend a few moments giving us your feedback; we look forward to hearing what you have to say in terms of where you see our priorities and the areas in which we should be focusing our attention.”

Mike Johnson, Cumbria’s Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are partly responsible for community safety so it’s really important that the public have their say on the Community Risk Management Plan.

“The CRMP provides a look into what the service’s priorities are and how they will achieve them so I would encourage everyone to take this opportunity to let us know their thoughts on how we keep them safe.”

The document and short survey are available here. The deadline for responses is March 23.