Have your view on Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s priorities for next year

A consultation on fire fighting priorities, which last year helped Skegness retain lifesaving equipment during its busy summer season, has opened again.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has outlined its priorities for 2013/14 and would like to hear your views on it.

A spokesperson for the service said: “Running a modern fire and rescue service is about far more than putting out blazes.

“In Lincolnshire, it’s about keeping residents safe in all kinds of way - everything from fitting smoke alarms to tackling floods and attending serious road incidents, plus much more besides.

“Such a broad range of work requires detailed planning - as well as consultation with residents to find out your views.

“With that in mind, we’d very much welcome your feedback on our proposed [priorities for next year.”

Last year’s consultation sought views on proposals to cut the number of hydraulic rescue platforms deployed throughout the county from three to two.

Although the reduction was supported, feedback gathered during the consultation resulted in Skegness retaining a platform during the holiday season.

The consultation opened on December 10 and runs until February 15.

To view the priorities and provide your feedback, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr.

For a hard copy email communications@lincolnshire.fire-uk.org