"The Calderdale District Team is committed to continuing as an active member of the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership (CSP). The scope of this partnership covers crime, anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, reducing re-offending and reducing the risk to vulnerable groups. Prevention is better than the cure; risk reduction and community engagement work it is at the heart of everything we do. We will focus our resources to deliver community safety and essential prevention advice through proactive education to those who really need our help.
We will continue our `Safe & Well` home visits which promote wellbeing in the home alongside traditional fire safety advice. Our collaboration with local partner organisations is making a real difference to the quality of life for people living and working within our community. I am convinced that initiatives like this are contributing to the reducing number of dwelling fires and related injuries.
Our operational firefighters are well prepared and equipped to deal with emergency incidents when the public need us most. Fire cover is provided across the District 24/7 and 365 days a year to ensure an effective response whenever we are needed. Our Firefighters will continue to develop their operational knowledge and train to deal with new and emerging risks alongside our neighbouring districts and bordering Fire and Rescue Services."
Laura Boocock, Calderdale District Commander
Our Ambition is to “Make West Yorkshire Safer” and setting challenging annual objectives help to underpin this. I am therefore pleased to present our most recent Action Plan which highlights the principal objectives for 2021/22.
To achieve our ambition we will:
- Focus on risk and vulnerability
- Be part of our communities
- Work in partnership
- Be at our best and strive to improve
- Make a positive difference in everything we do
- Promote diversity and create an inclusive workplace
Our mantra of prevention is better than cure, it is at the heart of everything we do. We will therefore continue to manage risk in our diverse communities by working closely with our partners and local community groups. The District Team is therefore fully committed to supporting the wider Calderdale Community Safety Partnership (CSP) in making the Borough safer. The scope of this partnership covers crime, anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, reducing re-offending and reducing the risk to vulnerable groups.