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Fire service launches new plan to protect Lincolnshire residents

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is compiling its ‘community plan’ which looks at the main risks to lives, properties, infrastructure and the environment in Lincolnshire.

Chief fire officer, Les Britzman, said: “Our community plan is our commitment to our communities that as a top performing fire service, we will continue to focus on delivering a professional and innovative service, which is driven by our knowledge of the particular risks the county faces.”

The key risks identified for the county include house fires, road accidents, severe weather, non-domestic fires and deliberate fires. Additionally, the plan stresses the fire risks in both high rise and heritage buildings.

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Coun Nick Worth, executive councillor for emergency services at the county council, said: “The tragedy at Grenfell Tower in 2017 and the Notre Dame fire in 2019 remind us of our critical role in protecting communities and the importance and implications of our decision making.

“As well as knowing our risks, the plan shows how using our resources to the best effect, along with things like training, policies, engagement and prevention can help reduce or eliminate these risks.”

Over £1 million is set to be invested in re-developing Grantham fire station by Lincolnshire County Council.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is now interested to hear feedback from residents, community groups and organisations at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr

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