Previous IRMP consultations

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) produces an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) to ensure we deliver the right resources at the right time, in the right place. The IRMP balances resources against risk. Our IRMP contains information on what RBFRS is going to do over a five-year period and is supported by annual action plans.

The current plan is called the Corporate Plan and Integrated Risk Management Plan 2015 – 19.

RBFRS has an IRMP Programme Board to ensure that it meets the statutory requirements of the IRMP process whilst supporting the achievement of the strategic commitments and objectives.

The board provides leadership and support for the delivery of the IRMP programme, which is outlined in the Corporate Plan and IRMP 2015-19 and has four key projects which look at managing risk through:

  • Response initiatives (response standards, station locations and crewing arrangements) 
  • Response initiatives (use of technology)
  • Prevention initiatives 
  • Protection initiatives

The IRMP Programme Board makes recommendations for consideration by the Fire Authority through its IRMP Working Party.


Integrated Risk Management Plan 2015 –19

Response Standards Consultation

Service Redesign Consultation

Please Note: The Service Redesign consultation, which ran from 12 December 2016 to 13 March 2017, has now closed. 

A summary report containing the findings from the consultation has now been published. 

It was presented to Royal Berkshire Fire Authority for consideration on 18 April 2017. Members chose to approve all eight Prevention proposals and both Protection proposals available to them and they approved an amended version of option one for Response.

As one of seven Response options presented, option one included the closure of Pangbourne (subject to the opening of a new community fire station in Theale), the dis-establishment of the Retained Support Unit and changing the management of three fire stations to become remotely managed stations. The amendment means that the decision on the closure of Wargrave Fire Station is deferred for one-year with two conditions – the availability of the crew increasing to 60 percent and the savings being found elsewhere.

Officers will now work with staff to begin the process of developing plans which will be implemented in a phased approach over the next three years, embedding the new ways of working and ensuring the savings are made by April 2020.