Hull 2020Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is playing a leading part in a plan to transform public services in Hull, as one of 9 public services working together under the banner 'Hull 2020'.

HFRS played a key role in the Hull 2020 launch event and is currently working on a number of key initiatives with Hull's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) especially in the area of frailty , vulnerable groups and isolation. The group are aiming to work as one system and support people to be as healthy and fulfilled as possible.

Hull CCG Chief Officer Emma Latimer says this is "a perfect fit" with existing fire reduction strategies carried out by the Hull Community Fire Safety Team and its advocates who are already active in some of the more high risk areas of the city.

As part of the collaboration CO Latimer spent a shift at East Hull Fire Station working alongside Green Watch. She was impressed by the collaboration opportunities on show and said: “Every member of the shift took the time to demonstrate how to utilise a piece of equipment or to discuss how they respond to an incident. I was amazed to see the range of technical skills that the crews had and I really didn’t appreciate the diverse range of skills necessary to respond to incidents.

"I was really impressed with the professionalism of the staff and they made me feel really welcome. I did the full shift, attended two incidents and was put through my paces doing the fitness test on Sunday morning which I scraped through! I had chance to discuss some of the things we are planning to do in health and asked for their views on how they thought we could work better together."

Hull 2020 launched on Wednesday 6 August 2014 with a vision of a brighter future for our city, shaped by public services working together as a single system by 2020.

The nine public service organisations that make up Hull 2020 are committed to enabling the people of Hull to improve their own health and wellbeing and to achieve their aspirations for the future.

The Hull 2020 programme is led and delivered by
- NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- Hull City Council
- City Health Care Partnership CIC
- Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull
- Humber NHS Foundation Trust
- Yorkshire Ambulance Service
- Humberside Police
- Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
- Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

For more information on the Hull 2020 programme visit : www.hull2020.org