Our Environmental Performance
As a Service, we are continually trying to improve our environmental impact and performance in relation to community engagement for arson reduction, reducing carbon emissions from our fleet and ensuring our buildings are as efficient as possible, while also reducing energy consumption. We monitor and document a wide range of activities which enables us to scrutinise our progress on a monthly basis.
Reducing our carbon footprint
In the years ahead, we aim to reduce our Service carbon footprint, by building on the number of Solar PVs installed onto our fire stations, use greener technology to heat and control our fire stations, continue to incorporate Ultra Low Emission or Electric vehicles into our fleet, work towards our Biodiversity agenda and continue to work towards an achievement of zero waste to landfill.
The Service aims to reduce our carbon emissions year on year in line with our Environmental Objectives, as well as aligning with the target set out in the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.
Working in the pandemic
2020 saw many of our Service personnel adjust to working from home, something we were keen to explore but like many organisations during this difficult year, the decision of when and how was taken out of our hands. This saw a vast reduction in both utilities and diesel consumption, as well as mileage from our fleet.