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What we do

There is so much more to the modern fire and rescue service than just putting out fires. Our staff spend their time working to keep their communities safe and helping to prevent fires and other incidents occurring. A key part of our role is to ensure we are able to respond when you need us the most, but that’s not only responding to fires.

We respond to floods, road traffic collisions, rail, confined space rescue and much more. We recognise that working to prevent these incidents occurring is far better than relying on emergency intervention. Working with our partner agencies such as the police and local councils we aim to ensure we work with those members of the community that need us the most. We carry out home safety checks, work with local businesses to ensure they keep you safe in your place of work or recreation, we investigate the causes of fire, work with young people to educate, inform and involve as well as a host of other community based activities.

Take a look at our ‘Your Safety’ pages to see all our prevention advice for both at home and for businesses.

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