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M e r s e y s i d e F i r e a n d R e s c u e S e r v i ce<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>District</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> <strong>Plan</strong>2 0 1 2 - 2 0 1 3


2012-13 - <strong>District</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>1. Foreword<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> and Rescue Stations across <strong>Knowsley</strong> have become centres forour communities and this has given us opportunities in engage with children,families and community groups; to teach healthy and safe cooking practices aswell as promoting positive lifestyles. Our stations are easily identifiable within the<strong>Knowsley</strong> community and readily accessible. We regularly run courses on ourstations to engage young people in fire safety education and the development oflife skills.We recognise that to truly respond to the risks facing of our diverse communitieswe need to understand their requirements. To assist us to engage we built uponour professionalism to tackle the identified risks that affect the community. Thiscan be both demanding and challenging so we continue to encourage andsupport partnership working to deliver safer communities.The <strong>Knowsley</strong> district plan has been produced by our <strong>District</strong> Managers,<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Manager, Prevention and Protection Team, partner agenciesand operational staff. We met several times to discuss the priorities for <strong>Knowsley</strong>and how we could tackle them.When developing this <strong>Plan</strong> we gathered information pertinent to the <strong>Knowsley</strong>district. We therefore set about analysing statistically information at Ward level toobtain a better understanding of our community which we used for individualstation plans.As a result, this plan reflects not only <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> Rescue Serviceorganisational priorities but also those of our key stakeholders and partnersincluding; <strong>Knowsley</strong> Neighbourhood Management Team, <strong>Merseyside</strong> Police,<strong>Knowsley</strong> Road <strong>Safety</strong> Team and Anti Social Behaviour Unit.2. IntroductionThere are a number of key local risks in <strong>Knowsley</strong> including; health and wellbeingand crime. All of these issues increase the risk of fire to our communities.As a member of the <strong>Knowsley</strong> Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership we willsupport the people who live and work in <strong>Knowsley</strong> in their endeavours to reducecrime and disorder and provide a safe, healthy and happy environment that willenrich and sustain the development of our neighbourhoods and communities. Allof these issues influence the risk of fire and other emergencies occurring in ourcommunities.2


<strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> and Rescue Service have a number of staff based in the<strong>Knowsley</strong> area whose roles and responsibilities are to reduce risk throughout thecommunity by preventative community safety services. The skills and knowledgeof the Operational Crews and <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team are used to deliver aproportional service to our communities including;Advocates who focus on:o Older peopleo Drug and alcohol use and misuseo People with mental health issues and/or learning difficultieso <strong>Community</strong> safetyo Arson and anti-social behaviourWe also have:o School <strong>Fire</strong> Liaison Officerso A Princes Trust Team working with young peopleAs a district we delivero Home <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Checks to those most vulnerable resulting inactions to improve safetyo <strong>Community</strong> engagement activitieso Road Traffic Collision awareness trainingo Healthy eating courses to reduce obesity and Accidental Dwelling<strong>Fire</strong>s across the district.o <strong>Community</strong> Management and Partnership workingsWe use sophisticated information tools to identify and analyse data pertinent tothe vulnerable communities of <strong>Knowsley</strong>. This information is used to support ouractions. In this plan an example of this is the Road <strong>Safety</strong> Management datarelating to 16-25 year olds. Which illustrates to us this age group are more likelyto have road traffic collisions.The <strong>Community</strong> Stations located within <strong>Knowsley</strong> provide <strong>Fire</strong> and RescueService emergency response to residents, visitors and the business communityand the wider <strong>Merseyside</strong> Region.Contact Information<strong>Knowsley</strong> Management TeamPosition Name Email Contact<strong>District</strong> James Berry jamesberry@merseyfire.gov.uk 0151 296 4605Manager<strong>Community</strong> Paula O’Callaghan paulao’callaghan@merseyfire.gov.uk 0151 296 5505<strong>Safety</strong>ManagerSupervisoryAdvocateJoanne Henderson joannehenderson@merseyfire.gov.uk 0151 296 54693


<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> StationsStation Appliances Address Contact40 – M40P1 Huyton Lane, Huyton, 0151 296 5445HuytonLiverpool, L36 7XGWatch Managers;Steve CheethamGary SpainPhil LingleyGary McQueen41 –WhistonM41P1<strong>Fire</strong> Station Road, Whiston, L357JH0151 296 5535Watch Managers;Peter MatthewsIan DooleyIan PollockMick Carter42 – Kirkby M42P1, M42P2 Webster Drive, Kirkby, L32 8SJ 0151 296 5505Watch Managers;Andy BaileyMally WhippSteve ClarkePeter ThompsonOther Stations Overlapping <strong>Knowsley</strong> Council BoundariesStation Address ContactOld Swan 628 Queens Drive, Liverpool, L13 5UD 0151 296 5725Croxteth Storrington Avenue, Liverpool, L11 9AP 0151 296 5595Belle Vale Childwall Valley Road, Liverpool, L25 2PY 0151 296 6600Eccleston Millfields, St Helens, WA10 5NS 0151 296 5475On the <strong>Fire</strong> & Rescue Authority <strong>Knowsley</strong> Council is represented by the Cllr TonyNewman (Chair to the Authority) and Cllr Ted Grannell contact details below.CLLR TONY NEWMAN - LABOUR20 Martock,Whiston,Prescot,L35 3JZ.Tel: 0151 292 4884Mobile: 07967 372013Council Tel: 0151 443 4026E mail:tony.newman@knowsley.gov.uk4


CLLR TED GRANNELL - LABOUR4 Cheddar GroveSouthdeneKirkby<strong>Knowsley</strong>L32 7RSTel: 0151 546 2633E mail:ted.grannell@knowsley.gov.ukAll our staff are informed of the cultural needs of our different communities inorder to provide the best and most supportive service possible. This <strong>Community</strong><strong>Safety</strong> <strong>Plan</strong> was drawn up in conjunction with our Partners in order to provide anexcellent, affordable service to all of our diverse communities within <strong>Knowsley</strong>and to ensure that our interventions make a difference.3. Mission Aims and Core Values – from IRMPOur Mission, Aims and Core Values<strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> & Rescue Service is guided by its mission and a set of aims andvalues. They represent the foundation to all of our priorities and activities. Themain document that sets out how we will achieve our priorities is our IntegratedRisk Management <strong>Plan</strong> (IRMP). The IRMP details the strategic priorities. Thedistrict and station plans focus on more local priorities but still focus on ourmission aims and core valuesOur Mission; To Achieve;Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective <strong>Fire</strong>fightersOur Aims;Excellent Operational PreparednessWe will provide our <strong>Fire</strong>fighters with the training, information, procedures andequipment to ensure they can safely and effectively resolve all emergencyincidents.Excellent Operational ResponseTo maintain an excellent emergency response to meet risk across <strong>Merseyside</strong>with safety and effectiveness at its core.5


Excellent Prevention and ProtectionWe will work with our partners and our community to protect the most vulnerablethrough targeted local risk reduction interventions and the robust application ofour legal powers.Excellent PeopleWe will develop and value all our employees, respecting diversity, promotingopportunity and equality for all.Our Core ValuesMake a positive difference to our communityWe will build upon our unique position of trust and respect within the communityand the professionalism of our staff to tackle the real underlying factors whichaffect risk.We will achieve this by seeking partnerships in areas where we believe we cancontribute to making communities safer from fire and other emergencies.Provide an excellent and affordable serviceWe will manage our emergency response flexibly, with an emphasis on thosemost at risk.We will do this by managing the number and type of appliances which areavailable to respond to emergencies at different locations throughout the day,night and at different times of the year to more accurately reflect the changinglevel and location of risk.Everyone mattersWe aim to reduce risk in every home on <strong>Merseyside</strong> to a tolerable level, with nohomes being assessed as high risk after we and our partners have offeredsupport to the resident.To achieve this we will be more sophisticated in the way we commit resources toreduce risk; we will continue to offer free Home <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Checks to residentsin <strong>Merseyside</strong> as we have done for the past ten years, but our key focus will beto work with our partners to identify and provide assistance to those individualswithin the community who are most at risk from fire and other emergencies.Respect our environmentWe will fulfil our responsibilities for protecting the built and natural environment,with support and commitment at the highest level.6


We will continue to identify and manage our activities, which have an impact onthe environment, without compromising our operational response or our servicedelivery to the communities of <strong>Merseyside</strong>.Our people are the best they can beWe will ensure our workforce has the necessary knowledge, skills and values tomake a difference.We will support them in their role and encourage them to contribute their ideas tocontinually improve the Service to deliver our mission.We will ensure our staff receive the training and information they need, in orderto deliver our services to a high standard and that they are protected in their workthrough a comprehensive and robust approach to health & safety.4. Background to <strong>Knowsley</strong>Geography & Population<strong>Knowsley</strong> is one of the five <strong>District</strong>s within the <strong>Merseyside</strong> area. There areapproximately 62,000 domestic dwelling and a population of approximately150,000 (Census 2001). Within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district there are 3 <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong>Stations located in Kirkby, Huyton and Whiston.<strong>Knowsley</strong> is one of five metropolitan districts on <strong>Merseyside</strong>. The borough covers33 square miles, two thirds of which is green belt and has a population of150,800 people occupying 62,000 households. Over the last 30 years, theborough has experienced a decline in its population. Almost 30 per cent ofhomes are social housing. Fewer than 3 per cent of people are from black andminority ethnic groups.DescriptionThe borough does not have a single urban centre and the population isconcentrated in three towns - Huyton, Kirkby, and Halewood. Smaller villagesinclude Prescot, Whiston, Cronton, Stockbridge and <strong>Knowsley</strong>. The M57 andM62 motorways and the A580 East Lancashire Road provide good transport linksto Liverpool and Manchester.The borough's industrial base is concentrated in business parks with retail andcommercial activities focused on town centres - Kirkby in the north, Huyton in thewest and Prescot in the east. Employment was traditionally based onmanufacturing in areas like engineering, the car industry and food processing butover 70 per cent of companies and 60 per cent of jobs are now in the servicesector. Three-quarters of all <strong>Knowsley</strong> businesses are small or medium-sizeenterprises.7


In order to make a difference and improve safety in Knowlsey we need tounderstand our communities. The table below shows the <strong>Knowsley</strong> populationby age;Population of<strong>Knowsley</strong> and<strong>Merseyside</strong> byAge<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Knowsley</strong> as % of<strong>Merseyside</strong>0-14 27,800 227,700 12.2%15-24 21,800 202,400 10.8%25-39 26,800 243,600 11.0%40-59 42,000 365,800 11.5%60+ 31,000 311,000 10.0%(ONS mid-2009 estimate) Age breakdownAfter reviewing the table above with our Stakeholders and Partners we recognisethat the demographic breakdown of the district influences the emerging prioritiesand the <strong>Knowsley</strong> Station Action Points. An example of this is our intention towork with the <strong>Knowsley</strong> Road <strong>Safety</strong> Management Team in order to make animpact on reducing the number of road traffic collisions in those aged 16-25years. This age group forms approximately 11% of the <strong>Knowsley</strong> population andis the age group at highest risk of having a road traffic collision.The table below details the ethnic breakdown of the population of <strong>Knowsley</strong>.Number ofpeople perethnic group for<strong>Knowsley</strong> districtand <strong>Merseyside</strong><strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Merseyside</strong> As a % of<strong>Knowsley</strong>White 146,600 1,288,100 97.2%Mixed 1,700 16,300 1.1%Black/Black British 700 12,300 0.5%Asian/Asian British 1,000 17,700 0.7%Chinese/Other 900 15,900 0.6%(ONS mid-2007 estimate) EthnicityDuring the planning meeting it was recognised that <strong>Knowsley</strong> has a relativelysmall BME community and this is reflected in the figures above. <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong>& Rescue Service <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team sit on <strong>Knowsley</strong>’s LocalStrategic Partnership Board. The <strong>Community</strong> Cohesion Strategy within <strong>Knowsley</strong>focuses on age, disability, gender, income, worklessness and sexual orientation.It also has a definitive focus on race and faith and every other aspect of socialcapital development which can contribute to community cohesion. The strategysets out the <strong>Knowsley</strong> Partnership’s ambition for community cohesion in<strong>Knowsley</strong>. Progress in delivering the strategy will be regularly reported to the8


Local Strategic Partnership so that all organisations involved like ourselves indelivering this strategy can be held to account. This strategy provides apartnership approach, with clear links to existing and developing strategies andthe thread of cohesion running through partnership working and delivery.One way we contribute towards the <strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> Cohesion Strategy isthrough Hate Crime Risk Assessments. Whilst carrying out Hate Crime RiskAssessments we will work with partners to work empathetically to reduce risk offire by target hardening and offering suitable advice equipment i.e. fire retardantletter box bags, and support. All <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> Stations are hate crimereporting centres.Within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district from April 2011 to date there have been 226reported hate crime incidents of which 130 of these have been hate crime and 96have been hate incidents where no crime has been committed. As a <strong>Fire</strong> Servicewe take Hate Crime seriously. Through the Multi-Agency Risk AssessmentConferences (MARAC), Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)procedures we share information with partner agencies, to ensure that victims ofdomestic abuse and their families, are given appropriate support through jointagency working. This can be in the form of interventions from Prevention andProtection Advocates with specialist knowledge in Anti Social Behaviour andArson.9


The pie chart above shows that the <strong>Knowsley</strong> community is predominantlyChristian. These statistics were taken into consideration when developingStation Action <strong>Plan</strong>s. Religious belief can be an indicator of risk status howeverthere where no issues raised by our partners to suggest that religious orientationidentified individuals as vulnerable in <strong>Knowsley</strong>. Our Home <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Strategyreflects a non discriminatory approach.<strong>Fire</strong> statistics have shown that people with a disability can be more at risk fromfire, the table below shows a breakdown <strong>Knowsley</strong> residents claiming DisabilityLiving allowance;Status <strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Knowsley</strong> as %of <strong>Merseyside</strong>Claimants Aged Under 16 990 8540 11.6%Claimants Aged 16-24 650 5670 11.5%Claimants Aged 25-49 3670 28410 12.9%Claimants Aged 50-59 3210 23430 13.7%Claimants Aged 60-69 4180 31700 13.2%Claimants Aged 70 + 3700 24780 14.9%Total 16400 122530 13.4%Table showing Disability Living Allowance claimants in <strong>Knowsley</strong>, based onAug 2009 figuresAs shown in the table above 13.4% of the population of <strong>Knowsley</strong> are registeredas having a disability. The <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> & Rescue Service <strong>Community</strong>Prevention Team work to help to reduce risk, empower people with disabilitiesand the wider community so everyone can enjoy safer living. They do this byproviding advice and issuing equipment e.g. fire retardant throws to reduce therisk of fire death or injury.We actively seek to engage with the disabled community through Twitter and<strong>Community</strong> Messaging. Messaging members allow us to send, to people whohave elected to receive them, messages relating to crime reduction activity,safety campaign information, trends, alerts and events via email, voicemail to alandline telephone and text (SMS). By providing this method of communicationwe can offer a service to those people who are hard to reach due to socialisolation or refuse to accept services for a number of personal reasons.Social ContextThe borough faces significant problems. <strong>Knowsley</strong> is the fifth most deprivedborough in England and has high levels and concentrations of deprivation, poorhealth and low attainment. Large numbers of people in the borough depend onbenefits, particularly incapacity benefit.10


Levels of smoking in <strong>Knowsley</strong> are significantly above those occurring nationally.32.6% of <strong>Knowsley</strong> residents are current smokers (<strong>Knowsley</strong> smokingprevalence survey 2007). We assist in reducing these figures by offering referralsto Smoking Cessation groups during home fire safety checks and offer space tothe ‘Quit Smoking Group’ free of charge within our Kirkby <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong>Station.Unfortunately fire does discriminate. Most fires are in areas of deprivation or lowincome households. This is reflected in the map below however engaging withpartners is crucial in identifying high risk people in low/medium risk areas, suchas North Kirkby and North Huyton. In areas of risk ,such as these, operational firecrews have requested fire data to identify high risk properties. These propertiesare being targeted for Home <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Checks, careless cooking interventionsand safety leaflet campaigns. This approach is in conjunction with the <strong>Fire</strong>Service Direct appointments process. We have identified that of the 62,000homes we have visited nearly 43,000. Crews from Huyton, Whiston and Kirkbyhave set themselves a target of 40 Home <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Checks in the high andmedium risk areas per month.11


The pie chart below identifies the proportion of various incidents attended byOperational Crews within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>District</strong> during 2011/12. The majority ofincidents are Deliberate Secondary <strong>Fire</strong>s which we will be addressing as one ofthe key action points over the next 12 months.We work closely with our partners in the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district to reduce the numberof incidents around seasonal activity for example the Bonfire Period which is theperiod where our highest numbers of incidents occur and in conjunction with ourpartners we draw up a Bonfire Strategy to target high risk areas.Incidents attended by type during 2011/12 (to end of January)578, 8%198, 3%349, 5%76, 1%585, 9%2859, 42%1240, 18%173, 3%502, 7%309, 4%Author: J FieldingDate: 16/02/2012Strategic <strong>Plan</strong>ningAccidental Dwelling <strong>Fire</strong> Deliberate Secondary <strong>Fire</strong> Deliberate Vehicle <strong>Fire</strong> Other Property <strong>Fire</strong>Other Secondary <strong>Fire</strong> Automatic False Alarm False Alarm Good Intent Malicious False AlarmSpecial ServiceSpecial Service ‐ RTC13


The table below shows a relatively small increase in accidental dwelling fires.During the next 12 months we will look to address this as another key priority.Our intention is to use data agreements and proactive partnership work to reducethis figure by targeting the homes of those whom could be deemed medium tohigh risk, as accidental dwelling fires tend to happen in homes of those mostvulnerable.160144140Accidental Dwelling <strong>Fire</strong> in <strong>Knowsley</strong> 01/04/2009 to 31/01/201212010099106Incidents806040200Author: J FieldingDate: 17/02/2012Strategic <strong>Plan</strong>ning2009/10 2010/11 2011/12YearAccidental Dwelling <strong>Fire</strong>14


The chart below again shows the number of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC’s)attended by the <strong>Fire</strong> and Rescue Service and remains another one of our keypriorities within the district. Although there is a reduction, it is our intention towork with our partners and the community in order to strive to reduce the numberof incidents even further. However the <strong>Fire</strong> & Rescue Service do not attend allRTC’s, they normally only attend incidents if people are trapped. Statistically,people within the age group of 16-25 are most likely to be involved in an RTC thismakes up approximately 11% of the <strong>Knowsley</strong> community.90Road Traffic Collisions in <strong>Knowsley</strong> 01/04/2009 to 31/01/20128077707160Incidents5040503020100Author: J FieldingDate: 17/02/2012Strategic <strong>Plan</strong>ning2009/10 2010/11 2011/12YearSpecial Service ‐ RTC15


5. <strong>District</strong> Priorities<strong>Knowsley</strong> has a number of priorities derived from a series of station planningmeetings which consisted of Operational Staff, <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Staff andkey stakeholders and partner agencies and other <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> and RescueService departments.The key driver behind identifying these priorities was a multi agency meeting heldin December 2011. This meeting was attended by <strong>Knowsley</strong> MetropolitanBorough Council Officers who represented Neighbourhood Management, AntiSocial Behaviour Reduction, Crime and Disorder Reduction, <strong>Knowsley</strong> CouncilRoad <strong>Safety</strong> Team and <strong>Merseyside</strong> Police.Priorities identified from the meeting were then used as a catalyst, during thestation and local service planning meetings, to understand how our partnerspriorities fit in with those relevant to the <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> & Rescue Servicespriorities;• To reduce accidental dwelling fires and the deaths and injuries whichresult from these fires in <strong>Merseyside</strong>• To reduce the impact of fire on commercial enterprise and the widercommunity• To reinforce our role in fire prevention by improving fire safety within thepublic and commercial buildings of <strong>Merseyside</strong>5. <strong>District</strong> ObjectivesWhat is theobjective?Where isthe issueand howare wegoing toaddress it?What are the expectedoutcomes?(SMART targets andany links to LPIs)How will theoutcomes bemeasured?Timescales/Estimated completion dateResponsibleofficer/sReducing Accidental fires, deaths and injuries in the homeLife skills Whiston 18 Mentoring sessions at Project evaluation 31 March 2013throughEvelyn Primary School,Group ManagerMentoring.Prescott LPI links -44,45,85Reduction inAccidentalDwelling <strong>Fire</strong>s(ADF)<strong>Knowsley</strong>5000 Home <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Checks per year resultingin a reduction of 5% inADF’s over the next 12months. LPI links - 5, 5a,5b, 5c, 44, 44a, 45, 46, 47,8.Reduction in ADF’s,deaths and Injuries.31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team16


Reducing anti-social behaviour and arsonEngaging withthe vulnerableHuyton Increase of 864 membersto <strong>Community</strong> Messagingthroughacross <strong>Knowsley</strong> within<strong>Community</strong>the next 12 months. LPIlinks - 44. 45. 46. 47. 5a.MessagingCommunicating viainformationtechnology;TwitterReducingSecondary<strong>Fire</strong>sIncreasednumbers ofstaffgivenTrainingUsing theClimbing Wallas adiversionaryactivity.<strong>Knowsley</strong>Huyton<strong>Knowsley</strong>KirkbyPromoting health and wellbeingContributing <strong>Knowsley</strong>towards aHealthy<strong>Knowsley</strong>Reducing Road Traffic CollisionsImproving <strong>Knowsley</strong>Road <strong>Safety</strong>5b. 5c. 48a.48 ‘tweets’ highlighting<strong>Community</strong> Preventionevents across <strong>Knowsley</strong>district within the next 12months. LPI links - 44.45. 46. 47. 5a. 5b. 5c. 48a.Reduction in secondaryfires by 3% - LPI liked48a, 48b, 49, 49a, 50,97, 3324 specialist trainingcourses to be delivered toOperational crews LPIlinks -VAW, 5a,5b,5c, 48a, 48b,49a, 50,85, 61bDelivery of andparticipation of theclimbing wall at 2community events LPIliked 48a, 48b, 49, 49a,50, 97, 33, 983 Ministry of FoodCourses <strong>Knowsley</strong> districtwithin the next 12 months.LPI links 44,45 5a,5b,5c18 Road <strong>Safety</strong> Eventsacross the <strong>Knowsley</strong>district within the next 12months. LPI links41,42,42a,43Reducing accidental fires in other buildingsIdentifying risk <strong>Knowsley</strong>through GasCylinder AuditsReducing riskin High Risepremises.<strong>Knowsley</strong>144 gas cylinder auditsacross the <strong>Knowsley</strong>district within the next12 months. LPI links -3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,15,16,17Work with KHT toreduce risk to 12 highrise properties in<strong>Knowsley</strong> LPI links -5a,5b,5c,44,45,46,52a,52bIncrease in numberof <strong>Knowsley</strong>communityMessaging users.Increased number oftweets from the<strong>Knowsley</strong> district.Reduction innumber of antisocial behaviourincidents within thenext 12 months.Improved training,reduction in ASBA 3% reduction insecondary fires.Station <strong>Community</strong>Room CalendarReduction in RTC’sacross <strong>Knowsley</strong>.Increased numberof RiskManagement1forms.Increase number ofsmall to mediumbusiness riskassessments.Decrease in ADF’sand AFA’s.31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team31 March 2013GroupManager/<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Manager31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team17


Reduction in<strong>Fire</strong>s incommercialand other nondomesticpremises<strong>Knowsley</strong>ResilienceAction Group(KRAG)Reducing riskin ResidentialCare HomesProject<strong>Knowsley</strong><strong>Knowsley</strong><strong>Knowsley</strong>Crews will utilise a riskbased approach tocarry out Site SpecificRisk Inspections andliaise with Colleaguesfrom Legislative <strong>Fire</strong><strong>Safety</strong> to ensurecompliance with theRegulatory Reform(<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>) Order2005.A Reduction in<strong>Community</strong> RiskImproved safetymanagement in carehome premises.SaferWill attend KRAGmeetings to promotecontingency exercisingLPI links - 100,102Completion of InitialResidential Care Home<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Checklist.NB Roll out anticipatedto start June 2012 (Posttrial and evaluation).Once All Initial Visitscomplete, Ops to Re-Visit as per Re-VisitStrategy (Scheduleidentified by FSDatabase as either 12,24 or 36 Month re-visit)4 SSRI perappliance permonth.192 per yearNumber of eventsorganized bycontingencyplanning andexercisedepartment.Number of Stations= 26Expected numberof assessments = 4per Station permonth, until 100%completion perStation area.Monthly MonitoringQuarterly reportingagainst target of312 (Until 100%Completion)Ongoing –QuarterlyMonitoring againstFS Database.SSRI ProjectManagementTeam.<strong>District</strong>ManagementTeam.OperationalResponse Team.31 March 2013Group Manager31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement TeamReducingmobilisationsto AFA’sWhistonVisit 12 localbusinesses in theWhiston station areas -LPI linked 52a, 52b, 53,54, 97, 98, 120aReduction in AFA’s 31 March 2013<strong>Community</strong>PreventionManagement Team18


6. Individual station plans<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>sHUYTON COMMUNITY FIRE STATION (40)Station 40 <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>2012/13Our Mission; To Achieve;Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective <strong>Fire</strong>fightersOur Aims;Excellent Operational PreparednessWe will provide our <strong>Fire</strong>fighters with the training, information, procedures and equipment to ensure they cansafely and effectively resolve all emergency incidents.Excellent Operational ResponseWe will maintain an excellent emergency response to meet risk across <strong>Merseyside</strong> with safety andeffectiveness at its core.Excellent Prevention and ProtectionWe will work with our partners and our community to protect the most vulnerable through targeted local riskreduction interventions and the robust application of our legal powers.Excellent PeopleWe will develop and value all our employees, respecting diversity, promoting opportunity and equality for all.<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong> (Huyton 40)Huyton <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> Station is one of three fire stations within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>District</strong> and thearea has a population of approximately 67,069. The fire station is located on Huyton Lane whichis near to the Town Centre. It has one front line rescue fire appliance, which is staffed by oneWatch Manager and four <strong>Fire</strong> Fighters. Out of Huyton <strong>Fire</strong> Station there is the main base for the<strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team and The Princes Trust. The <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team alongwith Operational crew work with partners within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district to achieve the following keypriorities;• Crime and anti-social behaviour reduction• Health and wellbeing improvements• Improved opportunities for education and employment• Climate change – piloting the climate change champion programme• Behaviour change in Huyton town centre – to tackle dog fouling, litter, fly tipping, antisocialbehaviour, truancy.• Reducing alcohol abuse• Attainment – working with partners to develop training and employment opportunitieReducing antisocial behaviour and arson.<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> Messaging; promote afree service providing timely and accurateinformation to residents.Secondary <strong>Fire</strong>s; Work in conjunction with the19


Anti Social Behaviour/Arson Advocate toengage with youths to reduce secondary fireswithin the Huyton <strong>District</strong>.Reduction in Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deaths andinjuries;Reduce the number of domestic dwellingswithin <strong>Knowsley</strong> that have not benefited from aMFRS risk reduction intervention.Reducing accidental fires in otherbuildings;Gas Cylinder Audits; access small to mediumbusinesses within <strong>Knowsley</strong> to identify andlocated gas cylinders.Reducing road traffic collisionsTo work with Schools, Road <strong>Safety</strong> Managersand Youth Centres to deliver Road <strong>Safety</strong>Awareness.Promoting health and wellbeing;Delivery of a healthy food cookery course.Support local groups to deliver a healthmessage.Reducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deaths & Injuries in the homeActions for 2012/3 What we will do Targets Outcomes1 Identify homes inmedium/high riskareas and deliverHFSC.Reducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s in other buildings2 Reduction in <strong>Fire</strong>s incommercial and othernon domesticpremises3 Identify and accessbusinesses withunregistered gascylinders.40 HFSC per Watchper month.4 SSRI per stationmonth.2 premises visitedand registered perwatch per month.5% Reduction inADF, Deaths andinjuries from <strong>Fire</strong>.A Reduction in<strong>Community</strong> RiskImproved safetymanagement in carehome premises.Improved <strong>Fire</strong>fightersafety. Improvedbusiness continuityplanning.4 Residential CareHome Project4 per month.Monitoring monthly,quarterly reportingagainst target of 312until 100%completion. Ongoingquarterly monitoringagainst FS database.Completion of InitialResidential CareHome <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Checklist.NB Roll outanticipated to startJune 2012 (Post trialand evaluation).Once All Initial Visitscomplete, Ops to Re-Visit as per Re-Visit20


Strategy (Scheduleidentified by FSDatabase as either12, 24 or 36 Monthre-visit)Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour and Arson5 Promote sign up for<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong>Messaging.6 Engage with youthsin the Area to reducesecondary fires.Reducing Road Traffic Collisions7 Deliver Road <strong>Safety</strong>Presentations toSchools and YouthCentres.Promoting Health & Wellbeing8 Health; Deliverhealthly and safecookery coursesand/or supportgroups to deliver ahealthy and safecooking message.864 new membersover the next 12monthsReduction in numberof anti socialbehaviour incidentswithin the next 12months.Train crews inpresentation delivery,each watch to deliverten sessions peryear.Support crews in thedelivery of 3healthy/safe foodcookery sessionsacross the district.Reduction in ASB.Increase take up ofHFSC.Reduction insecondary fires by3%Improved road safetyawareness andreduction in roadrelated accidents.90% of attendeeshave an increased inknowledge of safeand healthy cookingpractices.Group Manager James Berryjamesberry@merseyfire.gov.uk<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Manager Paula O’Callaghanpaulao’callaghan@merseyfire.gov.uk21


<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>sWHISTON COMMUNITY FIRE STATION (41)Station 41 <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Delivery <strong>Plan</strong> 2012/13Our Mission; To Achieve;Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective <strong>Fire</strong>fightersOur Aims;Excellent Operational PreparednessWe will provide our <strong>Fire</strong>fighters with the training, information, procedures and equipment to ensure they cansafely and effectively resolve all emergency incidents.Excellent Operational ResponseWe will maintain an excellent emergency response to meet risk across <strong>Merseyside</strong> with safety andeffectiveness at its core.Excellent Prevention and ProtectionWe will work with our partners and our community to protect the most vulnerable through targeted local riskreduction interventions and the robust application of our legal powers.Excellent PeopleWe will develop and value all our employees, respecting diversity, promoting opportunity and equality for all.<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong> (Whiston 41)Whiston <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> Station is one of three fire stations within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>District</strong> and thearea has a population of approximately 22,385. The fire station is located on <strong>Fire</strong> Station Roadwhich is near to Whiston Hospital. It has one front line rescue fire appliance, which is staffed byone Watch Manager and four <strong>Fire</strong> Fighters. The <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team along withOperational crew work with partners within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district to achieve the following keypriorities;• Reducing the impact of alcohol• Improving life chances of young people• Increasing recycling and reducing litterReducing antisocial behaviour and arson;<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> Messaging; promote afree service providing timely and accurateinformation to residents.Reduction in Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deathsand injuries;Reduction in Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deaths andinjuries; Reduce the number of domesticdwellings within <strong>Knowsley</strong> that have notbenefited from a MFRS risk reductionintervention.22


Reducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deaths & Injuries in the homeActionsfor2012/31 Identify homes inmedium/high riskareas and deliverHFSC.Reducing accidental fires in otherbuildings;Gas Cylinder Audits; access small tomedium businesses within <strong>Knowsley</strong> toidentify and located gas cylinders.To link in with the organisations new AFAstrategy to promote, communicate andeducation local businesses on AFA’sReducing road traffic collisions;To work with Schools, Road <strong>Safety</strong>Managers and Youth Centres to deliverRoad <strong>Safety</strong> Awareness.Promoting health and wellbeing;What we will do Targets Outcomes40 HFSC per Watch,Per StationReducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s in other buildings2 Reduction in <strong>Fire</strong>sin commercial andother non domesticpremisesDelivery of a healthy food cookery course.Support local groups to deliver a healthmessage.5% Reduction in ADF, Deathsand injuries from <strong>Fire</strong>.4 SSRI per month. A Reduction in <strong>Community</strong> RiskImproved safety management incare home premises.Safer3 Link in with localbusiness topromote theorganisations newstrategy on AFA’s4 Identify and accessbusinesses withunregistered gascylinders.5 Residential CareHome ProjectVisit 12 localbusinesses in theWhiston stationareas.2 premises visitedand registered perwatch per month.4 per month.Monitoring monthly,quarterly reportingagainst target of 312until 100%completion. Ongoingquarterly monitoringagainst FS database.Reduction in AFA’sImproved <strong>Fire</strong>fighter safety. Improvedbusiness continuity planning.Completion of Initial ResidentialCare Home <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Checklist.NB Roll out anticipated to startJune 2012 (Post trial and evaluation).Once All Initial Visits complete,Operational Crews s to Re-Visitas per Re-VisitStrategy (Schedule identified by FSDatabase as either 12, 24 or 36Month re-visit)23


Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour and Arson6 Promote sign up for<strong>Knowsley</strong><strong>Community</strong>Messaging.864 new membersover the next 12monthsReducing Road Traffic Collisions7 Deliver Road<strong>Safety</strong>Presentations toSchools and YouthCentres.Train crews inpresentation delivery,each watch to deliverten sessions peryear.Reduction in ASB. Increasetake up of HFSC.Improved road safetyawareness and reduction inroad related accidents.Promoting Health & Wellbeing8 Health; Deliverhealthly and safecookery coursesand/or supportgroups to deliver ahealthy and safecooking message.Support crews in thedelivery of 3healthy/safe foodcookery sessionsacross the district.90% of attendees have anincreased in knowledge of safeand healthy cooking practices.Group Manager James Berryjamesberry@merseyfire.gov.uk<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> ManagerPaula O’Callaghanpaulao’callaghan@merseyfire.gov.uk24


<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>sKIRKBY COMMUNITY FIRE STATION (42)Station 42 <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>2012/13Our Mission; To Achieve;Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective <strong>Fire</strong>fightersOur Aims;Excellent Operational PreparednessWe will provide our <strong>Fire</strong>fighters with the training, information, procedures and equipment to ensure they cansafely and effectively resolve all emergency incidents.Excellent Operational ResponseWe will maintain an excellent emergency response to meet risk across <strong>Merseyside</strong> with safety and effectivenessat its core.Excellent Prevention and ProtectionWe will work with our partners and our community to protect the most vulnerable through targeted local riskreduction interventions and the robust application of our legal powers.Excellent PeopleWe will develop and value all our employees, respecting diversity, promoting opportunity and equality for all.<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong> (Kirkby 42)Kirkby <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> Station is one of three fire stations within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>District</strong> and the areahas a population of approximately 47,035. The fire station is located on Webster Drive which is nearto the Town Centre. It has one front line rescue fire appliance which is staffed by one Watch Managerand three <strong>Fire</strong> Fighters. There is also a support fire appliance which is staffed by a Crew Managerand three <strong>Fire</strong> Fighters. Kirkby <strong>Fire</strong> Station is fortunate enough to be able to offer two <strong>Community</strong>rooms to partners to support community activities. The <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team along withOperational crew work with partners within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district to achieve the following key priorities;• Improved health and wellbeing, reduced teenage conception rates, improved under fivedental health, reduced respiratory disease rates.• Increased and improved economy• Improved environment and reduced crime rates• Improved cross generational cohesionReducing antisocial behaviour and arson;<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> Messaging;Promote a free service providing timely andaccurate information to residents.Climbing Wall;Use of the climbing wall as a engagement tool toreduce anti social behaviour in the Kirkby area.25


Reduction in Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deaths andinjuries;Reduce the number of domestic dwellings within<strong>Knowsley</strong> that have not benefited from a MFRSrisk reduction intervention.Reducing accidental fires in other buildings;Gas Cylinder Audits;Access small to medium businesses within<strong>Knowsley</strong> to identify and located gas cylinders.Reducing road traffic collisions;To work with Schools, Road <strong>Safety</strong> Managersand Youth Centres to deliver Road <strong>Safety</strong>Awareness.Promoting health and wellbeingDelivery of a healthy food cookery course.Support local groups to deliver a healthmessage.Reducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deaths & Injuries in the homeActions for 2012/3 What we will do Targets Outcomes1 Identify homes inmedium/high riskareas and deliverHFSC.Reducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s in other buildings2 Reduction in <strong>Fire</strong>s incommercial and othernon domesticpremises3 Identify and accessbusinesses withunregistered gascylinders.4 Residential CareHome Project40 HFSC per Watch,Per Station8 SSRI per month (4per appliance)2 premises visitedand registered perwatch per month.4 per month.Monitoring monthly,quarterly reportingagainst target of 312until 100%completion. Ongoingquarterly monitoringagainst FS database.5% Reduction inADF, Deaths andinjuries from <strong>Fire</strong>.A Reduction in<strong>Community</strong> RiskImproved safetymanagement in carehome premises.SaferImproved firefightersafety. Improvedbusiness continuityplanning.Completion of InitialResidential CareHome <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Checklist.NB Roll outanticipated to startJune 2012 (Post trialand evaluation).Once All Initial Visitscomplete, Ops to Re-Visit as per Re-VisitStrategy (Scheduleidentified by FSDatabase as either12, 24 or 36 Month26


e-visit)Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour and Arson5 Training and deliveryof climbing wall toengage with youths inthe Kirkby area toreduce anti socialbehaviour6 Promote sign up for<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong>Messaging.Reducing Road Traffic Collisions7 Deliver Road <strong>Safety</strong>Presentations toSchools and YouthCentres.Promoting Health & Wellbeing8 Health; Deliverhealthly and safecookery coursesand/or support groupsto deliver a healthyand safe cookingmessage.Delivery of andparticipation of theclimbing wall at 2community events864 new membersover the next 12monthsTrain crews inpresentation delivery,each watch to deliverten sessions peryear.Support crews in thedelivery of 3healthy/safe foodcookery sessionsacross the district.A 3% reduction insecondary fires.Reduction in ASB.Increase take up ofHFSC.Improved road safetyawareness andreduction in roadrelated accidents.90% of attendeeshave an increased inknowledge of safeand healthy cookingpractices.Group Manager James Berryjamesberry@merseyfire.gov.uk<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Manager Paula O’Callaghanpaulao’callaghan@merseyfire.gov.uk27


<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>sKNOWSLEY COMMUNITY PREVENTION<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong>2012/13Our Mission; To Achieve;Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective <strong>Fire</strong>fightersOur Aims;Excellent Operational PreparednessWe will provide our <strong>Fire</strong>fighters with the training, information, procedures and equipment to ensure they cansafely and effectively resolve all emergency incidents.Excellent Operational ResponseWe will maintain an excellent emergency response to meet risk across <strong>Merseyside</strong> with safety andeffectiveness at its core.Excellent Prevention and ProtectionWe will work with our partners and our community to protect the most vulnerable through targeted local riskreduction interventions and the robust application of our legal powers.Excellent PeopleWe will develop and value all our employees, respecting diversity, promoting opportunity and equality for all.<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Delivery <strong>Plan</strong> (<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> Prevention)<strong>Knowsley</strong> is one of the five <strong>District</strong>s within the <strong>Merseyside</strong> Region. There are approximately62,000 domestic dwelling and a population of approximately 150,000(Census 2001).As a member of the <strong>Knowsley</strong> Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership we will support thepeople who live and work in <strong>Knowsley</strong> in their endeavours to reduce crime and disorder andprovide a safe, healthy and happy environment that will enrich and sustain the development of ourneighbourhoods and communities. All of these issues influence the risk of fire and otheremergencies occurring in our communities.Promoting health and wellbeing;Delivery of a healthy food cookery course.Support local groups to deliver a healthmessage.Twitter; Communication tool to broadcast latestnews and post blogs for the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district.Reducing antisocial behaviour and arson;Mentoring; Mentoring students to ensure theyachieve their potential.Training; Multi Agency Training to assist in thereduction of; ASB/Crime and to enhance communityengagement and diversionary activities28


Reducing accidental fires in otherbuildings;High Rise; Working with Partner Agencies toidentify high rise properties in order reduceassociated risks to both residents and operationalcrews.KRAG; To promote the involvement of MFRScontingency planning and exercising department tocommercial and business communities through thelocal resilience forum.Legislative <strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Inspectionsincluding;<strong>Fire</strong> safety compliance in commercial and othernon domestic premises.Licensing Objective / public safety.Building Regulations Consultations.Private sector and social housing provision -Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMO)Reducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s, Deaths & Injuries in the homeActions for 2012/3 What we will do Targets Outcomes1 Utilise Twitter as asocial networking tool tobroadcast latest newsand post blogs for the<strong>Knowsley</strong> district.Increase the numberof ‘Tweets’ for the<strong>Knowsley</strong> districtduring periods ofMFRS relatedactivities.Timely/directcommunication withcommunities duringperiods of MFRSrelated activity.Reducing Accidental <strong>Fire</strong>s in other buildings2 Promote theinvolvement of MFRScontingency planningand exercisingdepartment tocommercial andbusiness communitiesthrough the localresilience forum.3 Work with PartnerAgencies to identifyhigh rise properties inorder reduce associatedrisks to both residentsand operational crews.Number of eventsorganized bycontingency planningand exercisedepartment.Identify and engagewith residents of all12 KHT high riseproperties.Tested emergencyplanning and businesscontinuity plans within<strong>Knowsley</strong>.Reduction in ADF’s andAFA’s in high risepremises. Increase theresident’s knowledge ofcommunity fire safety.4 Work in partnership withother responsibleagencies to fulfil thelicensing objectiverelating to public safety5 We will work with L.A.Building Control<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Management willcontinually monitorand support targetsetting.<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Management willMulti Agency approachto ensure that licensedpremises and organizedevents comply withlicensing Act 2003Ensure compliance forfire safety matters with29


Officers, and Approvedinspectors to provideconsultation on buildingprojects within<strong>Merseyside</strong>6 Liaison and informationsharing with LocalHousing Authority toensure tenants aresafeguarded. ConsiderLACORS and RR(FS)020057 We will carry out a riskbased approach tocarry out site specificfire safety audits anduse our skills andknowledge to enforcethe Regulatory Reform(<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>) Order2005.Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour and Arson8 Mentor students toensure they achievetheir potential within theschools curriculum‘ARCS’9 Multi Agency Training toassist in the reductionof; ASB/Crime and toenhance communityengagement anddiversionary activitiesPromoting Health & Wellbeing10 Deliver healthy foodcookery courseand/or supportgroups to deliver ahealthy message.continually monitorand support targetsetting.<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Management willcontinually monitorand support targetsetting.<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>Management willcontinually monitorand support targetsetting.Visiting the schoolone a month.6 Staff given specialisttraining Contributingtowards targets ofreduction in crime andASBSupport crews in thedelivery of their 9healthy food cookerysessions across thedistrict.Building Regulations2010 for new build andaltered non domesticbuildingsTo reduce the risk of fireto tenants in the privateand social housingsector all relevantinformation gathered ispassed to the correctpeople to enforce safetyissuesEnsuring compliancewith the RegulatoryReform (<strong>Fire</strong> <strong>Safety</strong>)Order 2005 so reducingrisk to the communityand to <strong>Fire</strong>fightersThe Mentoring supportsthe school’s StudentExit Profile ensures thatwhen children leave theschool they areenveloped as allroundedindividuals.Improved training,reduction in ASB by 3%90% of attendeeshave an increased inknowledge of safeand healthy cookingpractices.Group Manager James Berryjamesberry@merseyfire.gov.uk<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Manager Paula O’Callaghanpaulao’callaghan@merseyfire.gov.uk30


7. Referenceshttp://www.knowsley.gov.ukhttp://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/index.htmlhttp://www.knowsley.gov.uk/residents/your-neighbourhood/neighbourhoodpriorities.aspxhttp://www.knowsley.nhs.uk/jsna/http://www.merseyside.police.ukhttp://www.knowsley.nhs.uk/jsna/http://intranetportal/sites/smd/default.aspxDocument produced by <strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team, Group Manager James Berry,<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Manager, Paula O’Callaghan, Supervisory Advocate Joanne Henderson31


<strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> and Rescue ServiceEquality Impact Assessment FormTitle of policy:<strong>Knowsley</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> <strong>District</strong> <strong>Plan</strong>Department:<strong>Knowsley</strong>/EIA/1/2012Date: 9.2.20121: What is the aim or purpose of the policyThis should identify “the legitimate aim” of the policy (there may be more than one)To reduce risk throughout the community through the provision of protective communitysafety servicesWe will support the people who live and work in <strong>Knowsley</strong> in their endeavours to reducecrime and disorderProvide a safe, healthy and happy environment that will enrich and sustain thedevelopment of our neighbourhoods and communities.2: Who will be affected by the policy?This should identify the persons/organisations who may need to be consulted about thepolicy or procedure and its outcomes (There may be more than one)MFRS staff including; <strong>District</strong> Managers, <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Safety</strong> Manager, Prevention andProtection Team, and operational staffPartner agencies including Local Authority, Police, Crime & Disorder ReductionPartnership, Road <strong>Safety</strong> Team, ASB Reduction Team3. MonitoringSummarise the findings of any monitoring data you have considered regarding this32


policy. This could include data which shows whether the policy is having the desiredoutcomes and also its impact on members of different equality groups.What monitoring datahave you considered?ONS data on age/ethnicityWhat did it show?<strong>Knowsley</strong> is the fifth most deprived borough in Englandand has high levels and concentrations of deprivation, poorhealth and low attainment. Large numbers of people in theborough depend on benefits, particularly incapacity benefit.Almost 30 % of homes are social housingDuring the planning meeting it was recognised that<strong>Knowsley</strong> has a small BME community (fewer than 2%).The demographic breakdown of the district shows thoseaged 16-25 years form approximately 11% of the<strong>Knowsley</strong> population.4: ResearchSummarise the findings of any research you have considered regarding this policy.This could include quantitative data and qualitative information; anything you haveobtained from other sources e.g. CFOA/CLG guidance, other FRSs, etcWhat research have youconsidered?MFRS research/data onnumber and types ofincidents.What did it show?Disproportionately large numbers of Deliberate Secondary<strong>Fire</strong>s caused (42%) significant number of Automated FalseAlarm call out (20%)We use sophisticated information tools to identify andanalysis data pertinent to the vulnerable community of<strong>Knowsley</strong>. This information is used to support our ActionPoints.33


Road <strong>Safety</strong> Data from<strong>Knowsley</strong> Road <strong>Safety</strong>TeamData highlighted those aged between 16 – 25 aredisproportionately involved in RTC across the Borough.5. ConsultationSummarise the opinions of any consultation. Who was consulted and how? (This shouldinclude reference to people and organisations identified in section 2 above) Outline anyplans to inform consultees of the results of the consultationWhat Consultation haveyou undertaken?Multi Agency Meetingsheld in December 2011with internal staff, partneragencies, Local Authority,Elected Members,community organisationsWhat did it say?The <strong>Knowsley</strong> district identified a number of prioritieswhich derived from a series of station planning meetings.The priorities identified from the meetings were then usedas a catalyst during the station and local service planningmeetings to reflect the relevant <strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>Fire</strong> & RescueServices priorities;• To reduce accidental dwelling fires and the deathsand injuries which result from these fires in<strong>Merseyside</strong>• To reduce risk consistently across <strong>Merseyside</strong>• To reduce the impact of fire on commercialenterprise and the wider community• To reinforce our role in fire prevention byimproving fire safety within the public andcommercial buildings of <strong>Merseyside</strong>34


6. ConclusionsTaking into account the results of the monitoring, research and consultation, set out howthe policy impacts or could impact on people from the following protected groups?(Include positive and/or negative impacts)(a) AgeThe <strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team and Operational Crews are working with the<strong>Knowsley</strong> Road <strong>Safety</strong> Management Team in order to make an impact on reducing thenumber of road traffic collisions in those aged 16-25 years which forms 11% of the<strong>Knowsley</strong> population.(b) Disability including mental, physical and sensory conditions)13.4% of the population of <strong>Knowsley</strong> are registered as having a disability. The<strong>Community</strong> Prevention Team look to empower people disabled people and the widercommunity so everyone can enjoy life equally. They do this by providing advice andissuing equipment i.e. fire retardant bedding packs to reduce the risk of fire death orinjury. We actively look to engage with the disabled community through Twitter and<strong>Community</strong> Messaging. By providing this method of communication we can provide aservice to those hard to reach due to social isolation or refusal to accept services.(c) Race (include: nationality, national or ethnic origin and/or colour)<strong>Knowsley</strong> has a small BME community (fewer than 2%) However our actions are broadenough to ensure we effectively target people who we have identified as being at risk.(d) Religion or BeliefThere where no issues raised by our partners to suggest that religious orientationidentified individuals as vulnerable. Our home fire safety strategy reflects a nondiscriminatory approach to proactive community fire safety.(e) Sex (include gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership andpregnancy or maternity)Within the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district from April 11 to date there have been 226 reported hatecrimes of which 130 of these have been hate crime and 96 have been hate incidentswhere no crime has been commited. We as a <strong>Fire</strong> Service take Hate Crime seriously.35


Through the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC), Multi-Agency PublicProtection Arrangements (MAPPA) procedures we share information with partneragencies.(f) Sexual OrientationWithin the <strong>Knowsley</strong> district from April 11 to date there have been 226 reported hatecrimes of which 130 of these have been hate crime and 96 have been hate incidents whereno crime has been commited. We as a <strong>Fire</strong> Service take Hate Crime seriously. Throughthe Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC), Multi-Agency PublicProtection Arrangements (MAPPA) procedures we share information with partneragencies.(g) Socio-economic disadvantage<strong>Knowsley</strong> is the fifth most deprived borough in England and has high levels andconcentrations of deprivation, poor health and low attainment. Large numbers of peoplein the borough depend on benefits, particularly incapacity benefit. Almost 30 % ofhomes are social housing.36


7. DecisionsIf the policy will have a negative impact on members of one or more of the protectedgroups, explain how the policy will change or why it is to continue in the same way.If no changes are proposed, the policy needs to be objectively justified as being anappropriate and necessary means of achieving the legitimate aim set out in 1above.We will target specific initiatives towards younger people particularly those agedbetween 16 – 25 to reduce the number and severity of road traffic collisions across<strong>Knowsley</strong>.We are well aware of the Socio economic issues in the Borough and how this impacts oncommunities particularly around ADF’s. We will target those from deprivedcommunities and work with partners from for example RSL’s and ensure we effectivelyprovide services tailored to meet specific needs.8. Equality Improvement <strong>Plan</strong>List any changes to our policies or procedures that need to be included in the EqualityAction <strong>Plan</strong>/Service <strong>Plan</strong>.Action <strong>Plan</strong>ned Responsibility of Completed byFor any advice, support or guidance about completing this form please contact theDiversityTeam@merseyfire.gov.uk or on 0151 296 423737

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