Strategies and policies


Environment and climate change issues are of increasing concern in today's society and addressing these issues is of growing importance to the Public Sector.

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Ethical Procurement Strategy

The Ethical Procurement Strategy outlines the ethical responsibilities and core objectives of Cheshire Fire Authority in conducting its procurement of goods, services and works.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). EDI is about understanding differences, promoting inclusive practice and ensuring that the right people receive the right services.

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Gender Pay Gap

From March 2018, regulations introduced under the Equality Act 2010 require all public sector organisations and UK companies with 250 or more employees to carry out ‘Gender Pay Gap Reporting’.

To ensure transparency, the Service will publish on its website an annual Gender Pay Gap report. 

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Integrated Risk Management Plans

Every year Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service create a plan, called the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP).

This plan is about improving public safety, reducing the number of emergency incidents and saving lives.

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Mental Health Strategy

With this strategy we aim to describe how we will support the mental health and wellbeing of our staff over the next four years.

We want to encourage the enjoyment of work and life, providing  the tools and support to cope with the stresses of life’s challenges.

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Pay Policy Statement

Cheshire Fire Authority has a requirement under the Localism Act 2011 to publish a pay policy statement on an annual basis. The statement sets out the Authority’s policies for the financial year

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People Strategy

Attracting the best people to work for us is key to enabling us to deliver our strategic people aims and ensuring we consistently provide an excellent experience for them and the communities they support.

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Risk Management Framework

Risk Management is how Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) identifies, quantifies, and manages the risks it faces as it seeks to achieve organisational objectives.

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Cheshire Serious Violence Strategy 2024-2029

In 2019, following public consultation, the government announced that it would bring forward legislation introducing a new Serious Violence Duty, which includes domestic abuse, sexual offences, violence against property and threats of violence. The Serious Violence Duty ensures councils and local services work together to share information and target interventions to prevent and reduce serious violence.  

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Last updated: Monday, 3 June 2024