Cheshire Fire Authority draft 2024-2028 Community Risk Management Plan

Cheshire Fire Authority has launched a consultation on its draft 2024-2028 Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP), which is the Authority’s blueprint for the next four years and seeks to address and mitigate the key fire and rescue risks facing Cheshire.

Within the draft CRMP we have outlined a range of proposals which aim to improve the service we provide to the communities of Cheshire through our Prevention, Protection and Emergency Response functions. Attached to this email is a summary document, which provides more information and explains our proposals, including:

  • Changing how we staff our second fire engines at Macclesfield, Northwich, Runcorn and Winsford to provide more guaranteed fire engines across Cheshire during weekday daytimes.
  • Changing how we crew the fire engine at Knutsford to provide guaranteed fire cover.
  • Reorganising our daytime fire cover in the Warrington area.
  • Reviewing our on-call duty system.
  • Strengthening our prevention and protection work in the community.

We believe that these proposals will help us deliver more prevention, more protection and a better emergency response, keeping the communities of Cheshire even safer. We are keen to hear the views of residents, staff and partners as the Authority develops its final CRMP.

Further information on our CRMP, including the full document and supporting information, can be found on our website. The consultation process runs until 2 January 2024. After this, the Authority will consider the feedback received before deciding on the final CRMP which will take effect from April 2024.

As local community representatives in Cheshire, we are keen to hear your views on our proposals and you can contact us using the details on this email or through completing an online survey that can be accessed on our website. We would also encourage you to get in touch if any of your town or parish constituents contact you regarding this issue during the course of the consultation process.

Should you require a briefing in person from the Service on our proposed changes, we are keen to assist and facilitate these where possible. For such requests, in the first instance please contact our Engagement and Public Affairs Manager, Graeme Worrall, by emailing

Finally, we would be grateful for any publication you can give to our consultation in your local area to ensure that your local residents have their chance to have their say. If you would like to promote this consultation in your area, please contact our Communications and Engagement department by emailing

Download Cheshire Fire Authority’s Draft 2024-2028 CRMP below:

Cheshire Fire Authority Draft 2024-2028 CRMP Summary