East Sussex Fire Authority consultation

East Sussex Fire Authority is asking for views on how it measures its response to emergencies.

Attendance standards are one way in which the Fire Authority monitors and measures the performance of East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. They help show how long it could take the Service to respond to emergencies.

At the moment the service has one standard across the whole of its area.

In reality, members of the public may get a different response time in different areas for a whole range of reasons. Previous consultation feedback showed that members of the public wanted to see more transparent reporting of our attendance at incidents to reflect the difference in response times.

A consultation has been launched for the proposed new attendance standards.

Chairman of the Fire Authority, Cllr John Barnes said:

"As a public service it is important that we are transparent about the service we provide to the public. Our aim is to develop a new standard that is simple, meaningful, easy to understand, and representative of a typical attendance time, wherever that may be within the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service boundary. This doesn't change the way we will respond to incidents - if you have a fire, we will still send out firefighters as quickly as we can."

Find out more and have your say visit www.esfrs.org/irmp 

This consultation closes on Monday 5 March 2018.