Cleveland Fire Brigade is a public authority fire and rescue service. It delivers prevention, protection and operational response services through its Statutory powers. 562.000 citizens.
Our actions are to reduce KSI (Killed or Seriously Injured) amongst high risk groups, determined through national, regional and local risk analysis data. Our relevant suite is indicators based on Police 'Stats 19' information, alongside health data and Brigade RTC (Regional Transport Commission) statistics on numbers, locations and severity of collisions attended. Medium targets on KSI reductions are included in our 2009-14 RTC Reduction Strategy. Targets:
A 16.5% reduction in road deaths across Cleveland by 2015 compared with a baseline of the 2004-08 average.
A 16.5% reduction of serious injuries over the same baseline.
A 25% reduction in child KSI's over the same baseline.
In 2004, 30 people died on Cleveland's roads. In 2010, that figure was 2. In 2004, there were 10 fatalities in the 16-24 age group. In 2010 there were nil.
Methodology for reduction is single and multi-agency evaluated 'impact education' programmes delivered in the community. Specialist sessions incorporating practical extrication elements are also performed at fire stations and in prison establishments. Practitioners are led by a dedicated RTC reduction co-ordinator and station-based presenters. Partners include police, ambulance, road safety officers and volunteers.