January 2011
DAY CREWING PLUS
PRESENTATION
GM STEVE KENNEDY
LANCASHIRE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
DCP
Summary
Day to Day
• Treat no different than other crews –
(fire calls/standby/relief crew etc.)
• Detached Duties – days or DCP
• Annual Leave - 12 months
• Recovery Time
Lessons Learned
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Planning Authority’s Requirements
Construction Timescales - 20 weeks (weather)
Recruitment of Staff (SHL Tests, RDS to WT)
Recruitment of Staff – Not necessarily from station, sat nav, CFS etc.
Training of Staff – RDS to WT, Drivers, Rope Rescue, Boat operator.
Crewing level (2 x CM)
Timing - Family visit
Internet access – laptops
Number of staff on duty increased from 7 to 8 for training
purposes
• Sickness reporting
• No turnout system in accommodation – lights
• Drill with RDS – stand-down time 20:00
Positive’s
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Watch culture removed
Allow each station to manage rota locally –
minimal supervision
Staff use of specialist kit increased
(i.e. boat, rope rescue)
33% more staff time to undertake duties –
no evening meal break
Negative’s
• Could affect LFRS Resilience
(i.e. pandemic – less FF’s)
• Watch managerial support reduced (review)
• Staff tied to station – extended periods –
need to adapt personal life to suit.
• Staff must ensure family are supportive
Why is it successful?
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Only volunteers in LFRS
Flexible for staff – it will not suit all
Staff apply for different reasons
Accommodation is excellent
LFRS delivered its promises
Families allowed to stay
Performance – turnout time
DCP Staff Questionnaire
• 63% return (22/35)
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Sufficient information Prior – 87% agreed
Encourage other FF’s to apply – 94% agreed
Self rostering rota easy to understand – 100% agreed
Difficult to achieve your shift choice – 100% disagreed
Long term DCP FF >3years – 87% agreed
Family made use of the accommodation – 60% agreed
The Future
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2 stations on-line
3rd by 1st May 2011
6 by end of 2012
Staggered to allow for natural staff wastage
More will follow in future years
Possibility of specials on DCP?
SUMMARY
1. Levels of service maintained
i.e. 60 fire engines before = 60 fire engines after
2. No change to turnout times
3. No change to what the public see
4. Up to £2.7 million cost savings per annum
THANK YOU
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Steve Kennedy`s Presentation - Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service