Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service proposes to realign their District structures to Council boundaries.
A spokesperson said "We believe this will support improved collective and collaborative working which will help us to reduce risk, leading to a safer community and increased wellbeing. We are running a consultation on this and we want to hear your views.
This change will provide the following benefits:
- Enhance arrangements for identifying and managing local risk and delivering improved outcomes for local communities.
- Enhance partnership working in existing forums, such as Police Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs), Multi Agency Support Hubs (MASH), Community Planning, and Emergency Preparedness Groups.
- Improve internal reporting and accountability lines, optimise collaboration with partner agencies and reduce duplication of roles across NIFRS Districts.
- Enable local officers to better manage local stations, enabling crews to further build relationship and focus our service on the needs of the local community.
"Understanding our community and recognising your different needs is essential for us to deliver services in your local area; services that build relationships, tackle the right problems and increase public confidence.
"You can let us know what you think by taking part in our Consultation questionnaire here."