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Fire Service Emergency Cover (FSEC) Toolkit

In 2003 the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) asked each Fire Authority to produce an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). The plan should integrate all aspects of service delivery, including fire cover and fire safety and would aim to lead to improved community safety and more productive use of fire service resources.

As part of the IRMP process, the Department provided each fire and rescue service with a suite of software called the fire service emergency cover (FSEC) toolkit. This toolkit allows each fire and rescue service to undertake a risk-based assessment of their area, using a common approach that has been thoroughly tested and independently validated.

The FSEC process consists of three main components: 

  • Risk assessment
  • Response planning
  • Modelling the consequences of resource deployments

The FSEC software was supplied to each fire and rescue service in March and April 2004.

Further information on the FSEC software can be found on this site by following the links below.

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