Our plans, policies and performance
All the actions that Kent Fire & Rescue
Service (KFRS) undertake are focused on the delivery of Kent &
Medway Fire & Rescue Authority’s (KMFRA) aim and objectives, which are underpinned by
a number of plans and policies.
How does the Authority develop its plans?
The first stage in developing the Authority's plans is to
consider the long term aim and objectives. Once these have been
assessed and agreed by Members, proposals for changes to the
Service are drawn up and consulted upon with staff, members of the
public, businesses and community groups. This process is conducted
alongside the development of the Safety Plan (formerly referred to as the
Integrated Risk Management Plan) which sets out proposed
changes for consultation .
The outcomes of the Safety Plan, once agreed by
Members are then fed into the Corporate Plan. The plan incorporates the medium
term financial plan and infrastructure
programme. The Corporate Plan also provides details
of the Authority's performance over the previous year, targets for
the coming years and an improvement action plan explaining how we
intend to achieve these targets. The information in the Corporate
Plan is updated regularly through the course of the year. It also
incorporates the Community Safety Strategy.
The Service regularly monitors performance against the Corporate
Plan and reports this to the Planning and Performance
Committee. The performance information provided as part of the
Corporate Plan is regularly updated to show how we are
At a more local level KFRS performance in your
area, provides regular updates of our key performance
indicators at district level.
The Authority publishes an
Annual Governance Assurance Statement and from 2013/14 it has
also published an
Operational Assurance Statement.