London Fire Brigade produces a range of corporate publications including (see the latest publications in related documents):
The London Safety Plan is our combined Corporate Plan and Integrated Risk Management Action Plan - previously these have been separate documents. It brings together in one document the key work we are doing to achieve our vision of being a world class fire and rescue service for London, Londoners and visitors. It sets out our targets for the next three years.
We published the Fourth London Safety Plan in March 2010. This sets out how the Brigade will carry forward plans to further modernise and improve the fire service in the capital. The Plan includes a shake up of where some specialist vehicles and equipment are located across the capital. This is to deliver greater efficiency and improvement in the way equipment is deployed and firefighters are trained. It also includes new performance targets, which will see the Brigade aim to reduce fires which damage property, reduce arson and reduce the number of unwanted calls we attend.
Every year we set targets and monitor our performance against them and make any improvements we can to the services we provide in London. Some of these targets are about reducing fires and other emergency incidents, others are about how we deliver our emergency response and the community safety prevention work we do. Other targets relate to how well we run our organisation.
Our Risk Management Strategy provides a clear direction of travel for the Brigade’s risk management arrangements over the next three years. It has been compiled with best practice in mind (BS31100:2011) but the strategy also takes into account our history and the challenging risk environment that we face as an organisation.
The Strategy outlines our key focus areas, what we will do to achieve those objectives and forms part of our management toolkit to deliver better services.
The Authority’s annual Statement of Accounts reports the financial position of the Authority at the end of the year and transactions during the year.
The Statement of Accounts is audited by the Authority’s external auditor and includes an explanatory foreword, income and expenditure account, balance sheet, and the firefighters pension fund account with supporting notes.
The Annual Governance Statement, which is published with the Statement of Accounts, shows our governance arrangements, explaining the purpose of the framework.