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Risk management plan

Each fire and rescue authority must develop a strategic direction through a risk management plan. To determine the extent of their firefighting and rescue capability, strategic managers will consider their statutory duties and the reasonably foreseeable risk in their areas.

Work to identify risk and prepare operational plans should consider all stakeholders, including local emergency planning groups, and the fire and rescue service risk management plan. ‚Äč

When developing risk management plans and strategies, fire and rescue services should also take into account any other organisations, either voluntary or for-profit, that provide rescue services in their area. They may include:

  • Mountain rescue
  • Cave rescue
  • Mines Rescue Service
  • Industry-related rescue teams