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Safer Together - how we are changing to meet your needs


We are here to protect and save

We work every day with our communities and partners to prevent emergencies and to make you safer in your home, place of work and where you visit.

Our Safer Together programme is changing the way we work to ensure we are responding to current and future risks in our two counties.

Roving vehicle

We're testing out a new way of working, to help us increase our protection, prevention and risk work, while making efficient use of our resources. We are calling this a 'roving vehicle' and we are testing the concept in the Plymouth and West Devon area.

When we have excess crew available, they will travel on a roving vehicle to carry out community and business safety visits. The roving vehicle will be available to respond to an incident if needed, and will be in addition to existing fire engines.

On the first day of the trial, the crew carried out business fire safety checks and responded to an incident as they were the closest appliance. We look forward to seeing how this concepts evolve.

Updates on the Safer Together Programme

Since the Fire Authority meeting in January, the Service has been planning on implementing the changes that were agreed by the Fire Authority.

Topsham Fire Station relocation December 2020

Plymstock's new fire station is all set to go

Closure of Budleigh Salterton Fire Station

Changes at Totnes and Martock fire stations

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority approves recommendations

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority approved recommendations on changes to how the Service operates at the Fire Authority meeting on 10 January 2020. This follows the public consultation exercise in 2019.

Learn more about the outcomes of the meeting and approved recommendations



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