Community Risk Management Planning
This Community Risk Management Plan 2023–2027 (CRMP) sets out how we intend to deliver our mission of Working together to keep Bedfordshire safe and helps us meet the responsibilities placed on us by the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England which requires us to produce plan that identifies and assess all the foreseeable fire and rescue related risks and challenges which may arise.
Community risk management planning gives fire and rescue authorities the flexibility to use their resources in the most effective way to save lives, improve public safety and reduce the impact of emergency incidents. The first and key component of our CRMP process is the analysis and understanding of the risks to the communities we serve, and the risks to our organisation and our ability to deliver our core functions, both locally and nationally. The better we understand the risks the more effectively we can target our resources and activities towards reducing them.
We use a range of quantitative and qualitative analysis, the outcomes from which are detailed in our Community Risk Analysis (CRA) document. Our CRA directly informs what we, and our partners, are doing to ensure we are doing the right thing, using the right people and resources, provided in the right place and at the right time to help keep Bedfordshire safe. Our CRMP should be read in conjunction with the CRA. A summary of our 2022 CRA is available on our website.
Our conceptualisation of risk is based on the national Fire Standard on Community Risk Management Planning which identifies five main components of the planning process.