THE CORPORATE Plan sets out the Authority’s four Strategic Aims for the next five years, along with its Improvement and Well-being Objectives for the year ahead (2021/22).

The Authority’s Strategic Aims and Improvement and Well-being Objectives have been set in the context of the significant challenges facing public services, but also reflect an appetite to embrace innovative ideas and new ways of working. They also embrace the seven Well-being Goals and reflect the Authority’s duties and commitment to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

Councillor Jan Curtice, Chair of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority said: “We are committed to investing in our people and making the best use of our assets and resources, ensuring our staff are fully equipped to deal with emergencies and better protect themselves and the communities they serve.

“As we continue to meet the financial challenges ahead, we will also look to develop innovative solutions to ensure the provision of cost effective and high-quality services”.

Chief Fire Officer, Chris Davies said: “We are delighted to introduce our Corporate Plan 2021-2026, which sets out our vision for the future, “to be a World Leader in Emergency Response and Community Safety”. We are confident that our Strategic Aims and Improvement and Well-being Objectives will enable us to deliver our statutory duties and contribute to the requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

“We believe that we are extremely good value for money, however there is no avoiding the fact that the financial climate we are currently operating in will continue to place additional pressures on the levels of service we provide, as we stretch our resources even further. We will therefore continue to play our part by seeking opportunities to identify cost effective solutions through on-going and open discussions with staff and the public, around how we can continue to make improvements and future efficiencies.”

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for Fire and Rescue Service’s across Wales, and indeed the UK. The Service continues to learn from the impact of the pandemic to ensure our operational response remains unaffected wherever possible. We want to continue developing these areas in order that they can have a positive impact long into the future.

We are committed to adapting to these challenges in a positive way and our Corporate Plan 2021-2026 sets out our Strategic Aims and Improvement and Well-being Objectives for the next five years. Collaborative working is key to the future of our emergency services, in order to successfully deliver shared outcomes, enabling us to improve the way we work, share resources and ultimately save more lives. The Service remains committed to finding innovative solutions to improve the way we work, enhance firefighter safety, reduce our impact on the environment and ultimately contribute to the wellbeing of our communities.