Presentation on theme: "IRMP 5 YEAR PLAN CFA Executive Committee ACFO Des Tidbury 15 May 2006."— Presentation transcript:
IRMP 5 YEAR PLAN CFA Executive Committee ACFO Des Tidbury 15 May 2006
HISTORY IN BRIEF IRMP Team involved in detailed discussions for 12 months. ACFO Des Tidbury, SDO Les Gollop, SDO Paul Southern, DO Dave Philips, Jon Ball, SFCO Martin Hockley, Lincoln Ball, Mark Pinnell. Culmination of 3 years work. Working closely with ORH. Advances in RBFRS data gathering techniques.
CONTEXT OF IRMP DEVELOPMENT CPA feedback 2005 ‘IRMP not yet addressed the major drivers for changes and efficiencies’. Council Tax Capping. Efficiency savings. ‘The same with less or more with the same’
DRIVERS FOR CHANGE ‘fewer fire and special service deaths and injuries through the provision of safe and effective delivery of services including emergency response, community safety, and legislative fire safety activities’.
IRMP YEAR II, IMPACT ON FIVE YEAR PLAN Review crewing and location of specialist vehicles to ensure RBFRS has the ability to sustain resources at a major incident in command and specialist areas.
INCIDENT COMMAND UNIT (ICU) Re-deploy ICU to Maidenhead from Windsor. Retained Duty Shift (RDS) firefighters from Maidenhead and Cookham will crew the ICU. Reduces switch crewing of 24 hr crewed pumps by one and increases resilience.
INCIDENT COMMAND UNIT (ICU) In addition Cookham will be designated as a specialist unit with the pumping appliance being swapped for an off road Mercedes Sprinter and the Pinzgauer. The first strike capability in the village will remain but the crew will also provide brigade wide off road support.
INCIDENTS IN COOKHAM FDR 1’s 2004: 9 2005: 12 RTC’s 2004: 0 2005: 1 (no service rendered)
CHEMICAL INCIDENT UNIT (CIU) Workloads at Whitley Wood. A recommendation was to move CIU to Maidenhead with ICU (financial impact). Issues with training and crewing. Review in Year IV to look at long term viability of CIU. Short term, CIU to stay at Whitley Wood.
OTHER YEAR III REVIEWS Review of 24 hour duty system. Review of 70 second response time. Review of Officers Operational Cover. Review of Fire Safety resources due to the Regulatory Reform Order.
IRMP 5 YEAR PLAN Planning assumptions based on: 7 years data for incident distribution and 3 years data for demand levels and turn out times.
IRMP 5 YEAR PLAN IRMP Team made aware of 5 Year Plan in December 2005. FBU provided two documents in response. FBU’s concern is that reductions should run concurrently with improvements.
RESPONSE STANDARDS DWELLING FIRES The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to achieving an optimum response standard of 8 minutes for the first appliance and 10 minutes for the second appliance for dwelling fires. The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to a standard response of 10 minutes for the first appliance and 12 minutes for the second appliance for dwelling fires. The higher risk localities where it is predicted that appliances will not reach dwelling fires within the standard response be prioritised for community safety initiatives to drive down the risk.
ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to making an initial attendance to road traffic collisions, with the necessary resources to commence extrication of casualties, within 11 minutes.
IRMP 5 YEAR PLAN: KEY STRATEGIES Cookham Sonning and Wargrave Windsor and Bracknell Wokingham Crowthorne and Camberley Dee Road and Caversham Road
Sonning Closure of Sonning Fire Station. Redeployment of Personnel. Transfer to Wargrave Fire Station Opportunities to transfer on to 24 hour shift system Opportunities to work within a ‘bank’ system (Ops or Community Safety) Redundancy Medium Term: Closure of Wargrave and build new station at Twyford.
1 st Pump in 8 minutes – Sonning 1 Output Area not reached population 300
1 st Pump in 10 minutes – Sonning 0 Output Area not reached population 0
Reinvestment Opportunities Savings from pumping appliance and equipment = 24k (capital). Savings from cleaning and maintenance of station = 15k per annum (revenue). Savings from rental of premises = 9k per annum (revenue). Savings on salaries = approx 21k (revenue). Total savings: Rev = 45k Cap = 24k
WINDSOR AND BRACKNELL Closure of Windsor Fire Station. Pump from Windsor redeployed to Bracknell or Wokingham. Bracknell could have 2 or 3 pumps depending on option taken. Transfer of 20 personnel to enable 12 per watch Crewing of pumps 5 and 4. If the second pump ‘roams’ then crew 5 and 5.
1 st Pump in 10 minutes - Windsor to Bracknell 8 Output Areas not reached population 2400
1 st Pump in 8 minutes - Windsor to Bracknell 29 Output Areas not reached population 8700
Reinvestment Opportunities Sale of Windsor Fire Station = 2.25m (capital) Savings from salaries from 1 Stn Manager, 4 Watch Managers and 4 Firefighters = 261k per annum (revenue) If riding 5 and 5 at Bracknell, savings reduced by 4 Firefighters to = 161k Total savings:Rev = 261k/161k Cap = 2.25m income Note upgrading of premises at Bracknell required for additional staff (1m ?).
WOKINGHAM Reinvest savings from other strategies to achieve a 24 hour crewed station or two 12 hour shift watches with cover outside these shifts by RDS firefighters. Say, cover from 0800 to 2000 hours every day with RDS outside these hours.
1 st Pump in 10 minutes- Wokingham WT 46 Output Areas reached population 13800
1 st Pump in 8 minutes- Wokingham WT 70 Output Areas reached population 21000
FINANCIAL COSTS Wokingham to provide 24 hour cover, additional cost = 683k Wokingham to provide two 12 hour shifts, additional cost = 266k
CROWTHORNE Pinzgauer to be redeployed to Cookham. Trial the use of Camberley’s pumps into the southern part of Crowthorne’s ground to monitor effect on response standards. Possibilities for additional reinvestment using Pumps at Bracknell, Camberley and Wokingham to cover the Crowthorne area. Additional saving of 180k (revenue) and income of 1m (capital).
1 st Pump in 10 minutes - Crowthorne 22 Output Areas not reached population 6600
1 st Pump in 8 minutes - Crowthorne 17 Output Areas not reached population 5100
DEE ROAD AND CAVERSHAM ROAD Closure of Dee Road Fire Station. Pump from Dee Road redeployed to Caversham Road. Transfer of 20 personnel to enable 12 per watch Crewing of pumps 5 and 4. If the second pump ‘roams’ then crew 5 and 5.
1 st Pump in 10 minutes- Dee Road to Caversham Road 22 Output Areas not reached population 6600
1 st Pump in 8 minutes- Dee Road to Caversham Road 72 Output Areas not reached population 21600
Reinvestment Opportunities Sale of Dee Road Fire Station = 1.25m ? (capital) Savings from salaries from 1 Stn Manager, 4 Watch Managers and 4 Firefighters = 261k per annum (revenue) If riding 5 and 5 at Caversham Road, savings reduced by 4 Firefighters to = 161k Total savings:Rev = 261k/161k Cap = 1.25m ? income Note upgrading/new build of premises at Caversham required for additional staff (1.25 m ?).
STRATEGIES versus BUDGET Wokingham becomes 24 hour cover Close Windsor, Bracknell’s 2nd pump rides 4 (261k) Close Dee Road, Cav Road’s 2nd pump rides 5 (161k) Close Sonning (45k) Bracknell’s retained would close (140k) Or Crowthorne could close (190k) Wokingham’s retained would close (70k) Total savings (677k or 727k) Wokingham covered by one 12 hr shift & RDS Close Windsor, Bracknell’s 2nd pump rides 4 (261k) Close Sonning (45k) Total savings (306k)
RESOLUTION The IRMP Working Party is invited to resolve, that: The response standards set for dwelling fires and RTC’s be agreed. The Incident Control Unit be transferred to Maidenhead Fire Station and crewed by RDS firefighters from Maidenhead and Cookham. The Mercedes Sprinter and Pinzgauer appliances are transferred to Cookham Fire Station to replace the pumping appliance. This then becomes a specialist unit.
RESOLUTION The IRMP Working Party is invited to resolve, that: The Chemical Incident Unit remains at Whitley Wood Fire Station but that a further review into the viability of this unit is undertaken in the Year IV IRMP. That Sonning Fire Station is closed with the crew being offered opportunities for re-deployment in preference to redundancy. That work be progressed to secure a site for a new Fire Station at Twyford in readiness to transfer the unit from Wargrave to this preferred location.
RESOLUTION The IRMP Working Party is invited to resolve, that: Closure of Windsor Fire Station with the pump being moved to Bracknell or Wokingham (crewing with 5 or 4 depending on role). Dee Road Fire Station is closed with the pump being moved to Caversham Road (crewing with 5 or 4 depending on role). Efficiency savings to be utilised to achieve either two 7 crewed shifts giving cover for 12 hours per day backed up by RDS firefighters, or full 24 hour shift cover at Wokingham.
RESOLUTION The IRMP Working Party is invited to resolve, that: A trial is commenced to utilise Camberley’s two 24 hour crewed pumps in the Crowthorne area. The proposals relating to response standards, the transfer of the ICU and the CIU at Whitley Wood are at implementation phase, all the other proposals will be subject to consultation with relevant stakeholders.