Decision details

Fire and Rescue Service Improvement Plan SSC03 19/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In November 2018 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service (HMICFRS) inspected West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS). The report was published on 20th June 2019. The report judges the service to require improvement in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency and to be inadequate in relation to people.


WSFRS has developed an improvement plan to respond to the recommendations of the report and to ensure the Council can provide residents and communities with confidence in its actions.




The Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities has:


(1)         endorsed the Improvement Plan attached as appendix 1 to this report, subject to such changes as may be made as the Plan is further developed and delegates to the Chief Fire Officer authority to take such decisions as are required to implement the Plan; and


(2)         agreed to secure and commit the resources needed to meet the requirements of the Improvement Plan and for these to be available to the Chief Fire Officer for the implementation of the Plan.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 18/07/2019

Date of decision: 18/07/2019

Effective from: 30/07/2019

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