Staffordshire Commissioner to review Fire & Rescue performance at public meeting

The impact of extreme weather, dealing with misconduct, and supporting the health service are among the topics Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams will discuss with Chief Fire Officer Rob Barber at a public meeting on Tuesday 14 November.

The Fire Public Performance Meeting will be broadcast live online from 1pm.

Mr Adams said: “These meetings are an opportunity for the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to hear directly from their Chief Fire Officer about the work underway to keep us all safe.

“I’ll be asking him about what the Service is doing to ensure it can continue to meet today’s complex and evolving challenges, including the recent flooding seen across the county, as well as the preventative partnership work to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Topics discussed will include:

  • HMICFRS’ thematic inspection of the way misconduct is dealt with in Fire & Rescue Services in England. Staffordshire has been chosen as one of 10 Services to trial this
  • The impact of extreme weather, including Storm Babet in October, which saw over 100 incidents of flooding, fallen trees and debris across the county. There was increased demand for the Service in assisting motorists and recovering stuck vehicles
  • The ongoing success of the Service’s falls prevention team, which supported the NHS by assisting 417 vulnerable patients between April and September
  • The refresh of the Service’s safety plan to ensure it is a true reflection of current risks throughout the region, and to ensure the Service is well placed to mitigate against these risks

The Fire Public Performance Meeting will be streamed live, and will also be available to view online afterwards. Find out more and watch the full meeting here: COMMISSIONER’S PUBLIC PERFORMANCE MEETING STAFFORDSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE – Tuesday 14 November 2023, 1:00pm – Staffordshire County Webcasting (


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