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Introducing LFB. June 2012. About London. The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s 17 members run LFB. We are governed by the Mayor of London who appoints our members. Our annual budget is £430 million, and we employ some 7,000 people, (5,800 operational staff)

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about london
About London
  • The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s 17 members run LFB.
  • We are governed by the Mayor of London who appoints our members.
  • Our annual budget is £430 million, and we employ some 7,000 people, (5,800 operational staff)
  • We cover some the whole of the Greater London (1587km2) and its 7.5 million residents as well as those who work in, or visit the city.
  • We are the worlds third largest brigade.
our operations
Our operations
  • We cover largely urban areas, including major industrial sites.
  • We have 113 fire stations, including one on the river Thames, operated 24 hrs by full time fire fighters.
  • Each station has 4 watches: 2 days/ 2 nights on a 11/13 hr shift pattern.
  • 169 appliances, and 102 specialist vehicles including those for responding to terrorist attacks or other catastrophic emergencies.
  • ~ 250,000 emergency calls, attend ~140,000 emergencies, including 14,000 serious fires, 6,500 fires in the home.
  • We provide emergency fire and rescue services, Community safety (prevention), and fire safety regulation (protection).
work package aims
Work package aims
  • Initial research to inform WP4:
    • identify environmental impacts of frontline fire appliances
    • quantify those impacts for comparison and prioritisation
    • identify potential cost implications.

Further definition of impacts e.g. air quality, climate change, resource use and toxicity to:

    • understand opportunities for reducing them
    • operational constraints of the fire services related to those opportunities
    • Clarify priorities to inform the areas of focus for specification development and market engagement in WP4
  • months 1-6 Needs Assessment
    • Establish working group of expert advisors to the project
    • Identify key environmental impacts: input from partners and expert advisors.
  • months 3-12 Research
    • Research good practice for environmental innovation, including surveys.
    • Risk assess good practice identified in other markets for operational emergency response requirements.
    • Review survey results and undertake 2 study visits to refine the research findings in preparation for a workshop.
    • Develop an interim report of findings to inform the consultation.

Step 3 (months 9-15) Consultation and reporting

    • Workshop of expert advisors (6 advisors) to review good practice, risk assessment to select priorities to inform WP4.
    • Develop a high level specification based on findings to inform WP4.
  • Outputs:
  • 2-1 Report summarising needs assessment, findings on good practice & key areas of focus (Month 15 – updated Month 25)
  • 2-2 presentation at the final conference (Month 36)
expert advisors
Expert Advisors
  • Funding for up to 6 ‘expert advisors’ to attend workshops:
work package aims1
Work package aims
  • To identify how to undertake early market engagement to support innovation within the scope of different types of contracting arrangements and the Procurement Directives.
    • Review and agree market engagement methods
    • Consider innovation and state aid
    • Consider different types of service contracts e.g. lease or outright purchase
  • months 1- 6 Market engagement
    • Research market engagement techniques, agree methods of engagement to be used in WP4.
    • Identify service contracts to use as examples for review on barriers to innovation.
    • Provision of a legal framework for undertaking market engagement.
    • Workshop for partners to provide understanding of the legal framework.
  • months 1-12 Research
    • Identify relevant case studies for the gu.
    • Identify case law examples to include in the guidance.
  • months 6-12 Guidance and reporting
    • Guidance on market engagement methods used, perceived issues and legal advice provided to overcome barriers to innovation.
  • Months 33-36 Guidance update
    • Update to guidance based on the experience of the project through work packages 4 and 5.
  • Outputs
  • 3-1 Advice to project partners to support Work Package 5 – Procurement (Month 13)
  • 3-2 Guidance for public procurers on the legal aspects of (Month 12, update Month 35):
    • Market engagement and innovation
    • Procuring innovation within state aid rules
    • Developing a service contract to support innovation
    • supported by relevant case studies
    • supported by examples from the project
  • 3-3 A presentation of the findings at the final conference (Month 36)