Environmental management

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Firefighters use water from a local stream to facilitate a hose

Environmental protection is a key concern of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The most effective environmental protection carried out is through our fire safety activities which minimise the numbers of fires, the resulting loss and the potential environmental damage from intervention activity.

In our other roles as a service provider, employer and consumer we can also have an environmental impact and we will actively manage our activities to minimise the negative impact. We will take all measures reasonably practicable to meet, exceed or develop all necessary (including legal) or desirable requirements and to continually improve environmental performance through implementation of the following:

  • Assessment and regular re-assessment of the environmental effects of our activities
  • Increase the understanding of employees and management in environmental issues and techniques. Implement arrangements to enable individuals to make improvements
  • Working with suppliers and other partners to assist in achieving this policy
  • Managing waste to ensure compliance, recycling where possible and minimising the production of internal non-recyclable or non-reusable waste
  • Minimising wastage of energy, material, water and other resources
  • Minimising purchase of new resources through the effective maintenance and management of existing
  • Using recyclable, reusable and renewable resources (energy and materials) where possible
  • Maintaining or enhancing the natural and built environment
  • Reducing and/or limiting the production of pollutants to water, land and air
  • Controlling noise emissions from operations

Environmental Policy and Improvement Plan