Performing strongly and hitting fire safety targets: Cheshire FRS is 'performing strongly' according to the Audit Commission's recent Comprehensive Performance Assessment report. Additionally, Cheshire is hitting fire safety targets and engaging with local communities.(Cheshire Focus)(Auditing of Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service)

CHESHIRE FIRE AUTHORITY'S RECENT Comprehensive Performance Assessment report revealed it has the fastest improving performance on key fire safety targets in the country.

The detailed review by the Audit Commission judged Cheshire as 'performing strongly' and said that the service had improved its performance on 82 per cent of its national performance indicators--more than any other fire authority.

In their report the inspectors said: 'Cheshire has significantly improved outcomes in its priority areas and is improving at a faster rate than others.

'The number of primary fires, accidental dwelling fires, deliberate primary fires, nondomestic fires and false alarms have fallen and the number of fires that spread from where they started has reduced'. …

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