We are committed to maintaining our high levels of performance across the organisation. Our performance is measured against a key set of measures which are also detailed within the WFRS Business Plan 2017/18 (PDF, 190.96 KB).
Comprehensive performance data is provided to managers across the organisation and to external stakeholders. On a monthly basis middle and senior managers review the Performance Tracker and address areas of under performance.
Our performance is reported to Council Members quarterly as part of the Councils performance reporting framework.
Also see our – Warwickshire Open Data – fire information.
Our targets and measures
|Priority||Measures||Actuals||Aim||Year To Date|
|The Public Is Kept Safe||% RDS appliance availability at key stations||New Measure||TBC||89.93%||90%||92.03%|
|% Wholetime appliance availability||New Measure||98%||97.31%||100%||98.47%|
|No. of Safe and Well visits to vulnerable members of the community||New Measure||4000||2341|
|No. of community safety contacts||New Measure||22000||26675|
|No. of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 risk-based fire protection inspections conducted||NA||297||532||599||720||356|
|% life risk and property emergency calls handled within 90 seconds||NA||72%||81%||79.11%||85%||75.14%|
|% times an appliance arrives at life risk or property incidents within agreed response standards||NA||81%||75%||72.83%||75%||70.54%|
|% times a 2nd appliance arrives at life risk or property incidents within agreed response standards||NA||86%||78%||74.69%||90%||79.14%|
|No. of incidents||2613||2659||3306||3076||3013||2029|
|No. of accidental dwelling fires||156||164||147||146||152||80|
|No. of non domestic fires||86||78||93||87||0||53|
|No. of deliberate fires||532||583||670||541||598||352|
|No. of preventable fire related deaths (Key Data Set)||0||1||0||3||0||2|
|No. of fire related injuries (Key Data Set)||22||22||21||14||0||11|
|No. of RTC incidents involving one or more extrication||117||162||142||113||139||67|
|Firefighters Are Kept Safe||No. of RIDDOR reportable accidents||8||9||2||3||0||3|
|No. of firefighters injuries (Key Data Set)||48||49||43||34||0||24|
|No. of Wholetime Firefighter vacancies (Full Time equivalents)||NA||10||11||14||5||15|
|No. of Retained Duty System Firefighter vacancies (Full Time equivalents)||New Measure||32.9||36||20||32|
|No. of Site Specific Risk inspections delivered||NA||676||703||787||660||667|
|% operational assurance reports (AIM & O22) for confirmed incidents||New Measure||79.42%||60%||73.71%|
|No. of major training events/ exercises undertaken at risk premises||NA||14||33||17||12||11|
|% risk critical equipment replaced within 4 hours||New Measure||100%||100.00%|
|% incident command competency levels amongst Flexi Duty Officers||NA||100%||100%||98.25%||100%||100.00%|
|% competency checks completed by Managers||100%||100%||100%||92.50%||100%||85.57%|
|% competency level for wholetime and on RDS firefighters in 9 core skills (Key Data Set)||New Measure||100%||96.86%|
|Average days sickness per Full Time Equivalent||6.6||6.23||7.81||8.31||7.5||5.67|
|We Do Our Very Best||Revenue outturn -% Forecast variance to budget (Key Data Set)||2.80%||-1.96%||-3.50%||-6.96%||0 to -2%||6.73%|
|Capital Programme – % Variance to Budget||0.30%||-1.04%||-16.43%||0%||Less than 0%||24.00%|
|£K Forecast Savings at Year End||£0||£550k||£624k||£860k||£368k||£368k|
|No. of operational reviews and incident debriefs (Key Data Set)||New Measure||25||64|
|% staff engagement score in cultural survey||New Measure||76%||80%||NA|
|% customer satisfaction level (Key Data Set)||NA||97%||100%||97.50%||100%||99.71%|
The summary below illustrates incident levels attended over the last 5 years.
Total incidents attended:
The total number of incidents the Service attended last year was 3076, 0.6% less than 5 years ago.
Property and vehicle fires:
There has been an 11% reduction in fires in property and vehicles over the 5 year period.
Road traffic collisions (RTC):
A change in the mobilising policy has seen the Service provide assistance at more Road Traffic Collisions, the Service attended 278 such incidents last year and performed 139 extrication’s.
Accidental dwelling fire
The Service has consistently been one of the best performing Services nationally for the number of accidental dwelling fires. There has been a 7.6% reduction across the 5 year period.
The total number of deliberate fires have reduced by 19.3% compared to last year and an increase of 10.6% over the 5 year period.
The number of special services attended has risen by 40% across the 5 year period due to an attendance to such incidents policy review.
Fire related injuries and preventable fire related deaths
Last year the number of fire- related injuries remained low at 14, 33% lower than last year. There were 3 reported fire-related deaths last year.
Non domestic fires
There has been a 6.5% reduction in fires in non- domestic properties compared to last year and an increase of 2.3% across the 5 year period.
This category includes all false alarms caused by good or malicious intent and by automated false alarms. Over the last 5 years there has been an 8% reduction in the total number of false alarms attended.
At the end of each year we produce an Outturn Report which details all the achievements over the previous year.
- WFRS Outturn Report 2016/17 (PDF, 1.98 MB)
- WFRS Outturn Report 2015/16 (PDF, 2 MB)
- WFRS Outturn Report 2014/15 (PDF, 2.27 MB)
Data is collected by the Government on all Fire Services and comparison tables of data are then provided. We use this information to benchmark performance against key measures using the data provided by the Government.