Service Plans and Strategies

In this section you will learn about the strategies, methods, processes and guidelines that enable us to function effectively, monitor and measure our performance, and provide you with an accountable and transparent service that is continually improving and reflective of your needs.

The publications are available in PDF format below. If you require any of our documents in another language please contact us on 0345 305 8383 to request this.

Our 3 year strategic plan

2024 - 2027 Consultation

Every year we consult with you about our CRMP and our plans for the year ahead. Our consultation is now open and runs until 10 May 2024. Find out more using the link below:

Community Risk Profile

Our Annual Report

You can read an accessible version of Annual Report by clicking on the document below:

Our Strategies

Station Plans

Each of our Station areas assesses the risks that are local to them and this contributes to how we produce our Community Risk Profile and Community Risk Management Plan.

HMICFRS have published the 'State of Fire and Rescue 2022'

The report is an annual assessment of England’s fire and rescue services by Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services. You can read the report on the HMICFRS website here

HMICFRS Spotlight Report Action Plan

The national spotlight report by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services was published in March 2023. This has provided an opportunity to reflect and take action to address how we embed values, culture, fairness and diversity in our Service.

The report focused the following themes:

  • values and culture, including bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • training and skills
  • fairness and diversity

Altogether 35 recommendations were made and subsequently we have undertaken a self-assessment and set out our plans on how we are going to meet the recommendations.  We will be reporting on progress to the HMICFRS throughout 2023/24.

Supporting documentation

Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2023 to 2028

Partnership Register, Category and Frequency January 2019.pdf

A critical evaluation of the methodology employed by the UK Fire and Rescue Service to analyse risk in their local communities

County Durham and Darlington Local Resilience Risk Register