The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is seeking your views on its Long Term Vision.
Their online consultation survey can be completed by clicking here before 18 July 2021.
The website of SFRS says-
The safety needs of communities across Scotland are changing. To respond to this, we want to evolve the service we provide and at the same time further improve what we do so that the people of Scotland have the best fire and rescue service possible.
Our document ‘SFRS – Long-Term Vision’ details the four key principles that outline how we want to work and the eight priorities we want to achieve over the next decade and beyond.
This vision represents our future, but we remain, as always, your SFRS.
We have launched a public consultation for communities across Scotland to offer their views on the future direction of the SFRS and how to make the country an even safer place to live, work and visit.
Make your voice heard, take part in our consultation and help us create a safer Scotland for all.
As a Community Council we have taken the decision not to provide, or attempt to provide, rolling updates on the current Coronavirus situation.
As a group of volunteers we lack the time to be able to gather & share the numerous updates published each day by a variety of organisations. We are very keen to avoid circulating information that may be incomplete or no longer applicable.
Instead, we will provide very local updates as usual such as Leith Festival being postponed, or our meetings being cancelled.
But, for regular updates on the wider Coronavirus situation in our city or country we would direct you to the following sources of information, which are updated regularly;
You may also wish to view the following websites, although they do not have dedicated Coronarivus pages / sections, may provide useful information such as travel arrangements etc;
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is required under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended, to prepare Local Fire and Rescue Plans for each local authority in Scotland. Following the publication of our Strategic Plan in our inaugural year, the first Local Plans were published in April 2014.
These plans were developed to direct the Service through its initial transformation journey and have helped to forge our place as a national organisation with a strong sense of local accountability. Against the drive of public sector reform, the local planning landscape continues to evolve to provide a greater focus on protecting the most vulnerable and improving community outcomes through collaborative working.
The publication of their new Strategic Plan 2016-19 in October 2016 now instigates a timely requirement to carry out a mandatory review of all Local Fire and Rescue Plans. This review will provide them with information on how well they are performing against their existing priorities as well as highlighting areas for continued improvement and opportunities for change against the growing needs of our communities.
In very simple terms the review is aiming to gain the views of stakeholders on their performance against the existing plan and if the priorities it contains are the right ones. This feedback will be used to inform the preparation of a new Fire Plan which will be put in place in October this year.
Have your say by 31 March 2016 by clicking here.