Integrated risk management gets practical clarity: the complicated world of Integrated Risk Management Planning (IRMP) is becoming clearer. Many Brigades now understand the fundamental changes that IRMP will bring about within the UK fire service and the fact that the first year's plan is only the start of the journey.(Advertorial)

Northgate blue 8, the UK's leading Location Technology supplier, is taking a pioneering position in translating the vision of IRMP into practical plans with very clear identification of issues for action. Many of these actions can start immediately and be applied in a practical manner within Brigades.

West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service has been working closely with Northgate blue 8 to develop an IRMP within the timescales set by the ODPM. After completing a comprehensive data cleaning exercise to ensure the highest levels of data accuracy and consistency, Northgate blue 8 undertook a thorough analysis of the Brigade's current resource usage and ability to meet its service delivery requirements. …

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