Have your say on Cheshire Fire Authority draft IRMP 2020-2024

Have your say on Cheshire Fire Authority draft IRMP 2020-2024

Cheshire Fire Authority has now published its draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) covering the period from 2020 to 2024.

The plan provides information on the risks facing Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and details how the organisation is structured and operates to mitigate these risks. It also details how Cheshire Fire Authority is funded and outlines plans over the next four years, which include:


  • Extending Safe and Well home visits to focus interventions for a broader range of vulnerable people
  • Working with public sector partners to create a strategic road safety plan that will have  real impact on reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
  • Develop targeted campaigns to raise awareness and protect our communities from the key causes of fire.


  • Review our risk based inspection programme.
  • Change our approach to how we manage heritage risks.
  • Launch a Service-wide campaign aimed at owners and occupiers of Houses in Multiple Occupation.
  • Continue and expand our ‘Sprinklers Save Lives’ campaign promoting the use of sprinklers in business premises and high rise residential properties.

Emergency Response

  • Replace the Authority’s third aerial appliance with a new High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) vehicle.
  • Introduce a Day Crewing duty system at Wilmslow Fire Station
  • Move the second fire engine at Ellesmere Port to Powey Lane Fire Station and move the current fire engine at Powey Lane back to Chester Fire Station.
  • Introduce a fleet of 13 Rapid Response Rescue Units at our on-call fire stations.
  • Review our water response provision, including potentially investing in a large water carrier, which could be based at Ellesmere Port Fire Station.
  • Develop our capacity to respond to wild fires
  • Review our specialist resources
  • Review the need for new equipment to improve the effectiveness of our response.