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Have your say on the future of your Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire Cover Review Consultation Phase Two

This consultation closed on the 16th October 2015. A decision was made at the Fire Authority meeting in December 2015, you can find the paper and consultation responses which were considered by the Fire Authority here (Agenda Item 5).

Background

During 2014 and early 2015 we have carried out a review of fire cover across North Yorkshire and the City of York to:

  • Ensure the Service balances cost and resources to risk and to ensure, as far as possible, that the provision of resources relative to risk is similar across the whole county and the City of York.
  • Ensure the Service can provide a response to incidents that is appropriate for increasingly frequent large weather related events (e.g. flooding).
  • Ensure the Service has a model of fire cover that is capable of delivering savings, according to the financial constraints (over the life of the review).
  • Take into account the impact of a reduction in incidents over the last 10 years.

 ‘Fire cover’ is the term used by the Service to refer to;

  • The number of fire engines, other specialist fire vehicles and equipment, available within the Service to respond to fires and other emergencies.
  • Where fire stations are located.
  • How quickly fire engines can respond to an emergency call (i.e. how they are staffed).

As part of the review we carried out engagement with our staff and our communities early in 2014.  We then developed a number of themed proposals which we consulted with our staff about between January and April 2015.

Proposals

The review has shown that changes could be made at some of our fire stations and we are now consulting on a number of options for change. These are detailed in the table below:

Fire Station

Proposals for Change

 

Either

Or

Harrogate

Replace one standard shift fire engine with a tactical response vehicle

N/A

Malton

Replace the standard day crewed fire engine with one tactical response vehicle

Replace the day crewed fire engine with a  mixed crewed fire engine

Northallerton

Replace the standard day crewed fire engine with one tactical response vehicle

Replace the day crewed fire engine with a mixed crewed fire engine

Ripon

Replace the standard day crewed fire engine with one tactical response vehicle

Replace the day crewed fire engine with a mixed crewed fire engine

Scarborough

Replace one standard shift fire engine with one tactical response vehicle

Replace one shift fire engine with one day crewed fire engine

Tadcaster

Replace the  standard day crewed fire engine with one tactical response vehicle

Replace the day crewed fire engine with a mixed crewed fire engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consultation Document 

Further information about the proposals is available in the Consultation document: The future of your Fire & Rescue Service- Consultation Document.  Please note that the original document had an error on page 26 in respect of the date of the December 2015 Fire Authority meeting. This meeting will take place on the 9th December 2015.

If you would like to request a paper copy of the consultation document please phone us on 01609 788515, email us at fcr@northyorksfire.gov.uk or write to us at Fire Cover Review, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Headquarters, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2ND 

Supporting Documents

 We have also produced a number of supporting documents which contain additional information. These documents are listed below.

Feedback Survey

If you would like to comment on any of the proposals please complete the survey which is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCRhaveyoursay

All responses are anonymous. Where a response is received on behalf of an organisation it will be attributed to the organisation and not the individual respondent.

The consultation closes at 6pm on Friday 16th October 2015.

Drop-in Events

If you would like to speak to use in more detail about the proposals, we are holding a number of drop-in events.  The dates, locations and times of these events are set out below.

Date

Time

Location

Venue

Monday 27th July

3pm-7pm

Harrogate

School Hall, Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road, Harrogate, HG1 4AP

Thursday 30th July

3pm-7pm

Tadcaster

Ballroom, Riley Smith Hall, 28 Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9JB 

Monday 3rd August

3pm-7pm

Northallerton

Lower Hall Northallerton Town Hall, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Wednesday 5th August

3pm-7pm

Scarborough

Small room, Scarborough Library, Vernon Road,Scarborough,YO11 2NN

Tuesday 1st September

3pm-7pm

Malton

The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LX

Wednesday 2nd September

3pm-7pm

Skipton

Skipton Fire Station Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1RT

Thursday 3rd September

3pm-7pm

Northallerton

Upper Hall, Northallerton Town Hall, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Wednesday 9th September

3pm-7pm

Ripon

Arts Hall, Ripon Leisure Centre, Dallamires Lane, Ripon HG4 1TT

Thursday 10th September

3pm-7pm

York

York Fire Station, Kent Street, York, YO10 4AH

Tuesday 15th September

3pm-7pm

Harrogate

Harrogate Baptist Church, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5RD

Thursday 17th September

3pm-7pm

Scarborough

Small room, Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN

Tuesday 22nd September

3pm-7pm

Tadcaster

Tadcaster Methodist Church, High Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9AT

Thursday 24th September

3pm-7pm

Richmond

Richmond Fire Station Gallowgate, Richmond, DL10 4NE 

Monday 28th September

3pm-7pm

Whitby

Whitby Fire Station, Back Saint Hilda's Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3AE 

Tuesday 29th September

3pm-7pm

Harrogate

St Peter’s Church (TBC), Cambridge Road, Harrogate, HG1 1RW

Thursday 1st October

3pm-7pm

Malton

The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LX

Monday 5th  October

3pm-7pm

Scarborough

Studio 4, The Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough, YO12 7PW

Wednesday 7th October

3pm-7pm

Ripon

Council Chamber, Ripon Town Hall, Market Place South, Ripon, HG4 1DD

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