One of the cornerstones of the work of the Fire and Rescue Service is in the area of Fire Protection. This work is focused on assisting business to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 so that the non-domestic buildings in which people work, visit and enjoy leisure time are provided with facilities that will ensure a safe means of escape in the event of a fire starting. This assistance may take the form of educational events, signposting to relevant guidance and the checking or auditing of fire protection measures.
All of our fire protection activities are targeted at those premises that we perceive present the greatest risk to the community. We are committed to enforcing the law so that members of the public and local employees are protected from the risk of death and injury caused by fire.
It is essential to us that the way in which we enforce fire protection supports our community, business and the Government's expectations of enforcers. The information below gives a high level overview of the cost of fire protection activities completed by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS), together with the outcomes of this work.
For all charts it’s important to note that the number of rate paying non-domestic properties within the Counties of Devon and Somerset as per CIPFA* stats (2012/13) = 64,273. *CIPFA — Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Note: some of the non domestic properties we have been involved with may not come within this category even though the law does apply.
Our performance information is broken down into five easy to read categories. You can find the performance information by clicking on the tabs or on the links below.
Inputs. These are the resources used to carry out fire protection activity in Devon and Somerset.
Activities. These are the amount and type of fire protection work carried out.
Outputs. These are produced following the activities undertaken.
Outcomes. These are the results and consequences of activities and outputs.
Impacts. These are the effects of our fire protection activities over a long-term period on the wider community/environment.