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Fire and Rescue Priorities

Introduction from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissionere

In October 2017, I was honoured to become the first police, fire and crime commissioner in the country.

I took on the governance of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service alongside my existing responsibilities

for Essex Police after a local business case had shown significant benefits from joint governance for the


For me, safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build well-being and prosperity for all.

This requires all emergency services to work well together, to be efficient and effective in the service they

provide, to prevent incidents wherever possible and to be closely embedded in the communities they

serve. The Fire and Rescue Service has a special mission in this, to make Essex a safe place to live, work

and travel.

Having an efficient and effective response when it is needed is crucial, but for me preventing incidents

happening in the first place is just as important. Over the last decade the number of fires and the

devastating personal and financial impact they have has significantly reduced across Essex. I believe that

we need to be ambitious and should aim for there to be no preventable deaths from fire in Essex. We can

also work to improve road safety and expand how we keep vulnerable people safe, protect our residents

and find new ways to reduce the risk of harm.



Fire and Rescue Service


PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

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