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What did we do?
The formal consultation of the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) and Corporate Plan 2016 took place betweeb February 11, 2016 and May 5, 2016 (over a 12 week period).
During this time -
82 local people took part in a three hour Citizen Forum. This equaled a total of nearly 250 direct contact hours between community representatives and Principal Officers of GMFRS.
A total of 15 hours of ‘live tweeting’ took place during the five citizen forums.
An online survey was launched and received a total of 72 responses, with 531 individual responses to questions. We also received other email comments from members of the public.
Formal responses were received from Salford City Council, Stockport Metropolitan Borough and Greater Manchester Police.
Fire Brigades Union issued a response to the draft plan.
Our webpage promoting the consultation was viewed 2,327 times and people stayed on the page for over 3 minutes (145% longer than other GMFRS sites).
Two dedicated Facebook posts had a combined reach to 4,513 accounts (through 25 shares and 184 clicks through to our website).
Using the hashtag #GMFRSconsults, one tweet made 5,377 impressions on twitter and another resulted in 66 total engagements.
From the consultation, we found that -
There was a wide understanding and appreciation of the challenges GMFRS face with our current and forecast budgets from Central Government.
There is a general understanding of planning for crewing levels based on demand, but with the caveat that this needs constant review and recognition that we can never fully predict when incidents will occur. There were several comments through which strongly reject demand curve.
People support of the introduction of the Community Response Vehicles (CRVs), although comments that these should be trialled and evaluated continuously.
People agreed that GMFRS should have a statutory duty to respond to flooding and that our budget should reflect this.
There was many positive comments about our partnership working and collaboration with other agencies, with wide recognition that this is a value for money approach.
As a result of these, we will -
Some of the specific things that were said -
On mapping risk -
On the demand curve -
On funding -
On Community Response Vehicles (CRV's) -
On partnership working -
On flooding -
The full report can be accessed here
If you require further information on the consultation, please contact the Consultation and Engagement Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org