Fire service carryout consultation

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has published its draft local plans for each of the north service delivery area’s 10 local authority areas.

These plans are the mechanism through which the aims of the service’s Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2017 are delivered to meet the agreed needs of local communities and to ensure the most efficient use of resources to achieve safer communities.

The plans set out the priorities and objectives for the service within each local authority area and allow local authority partners to scrutinise performance outcomes. The service will continue to work closely with stakeholders, including community planning partners and local communities to ensure that SFRS are ‘Working together for a safer Scotland’ through targeting risks at a local level.

Each local plan, and its associated action plans, is aligned to the community planning partnership structures within each local authority area.

To see the plan and priorities for where you live, visit

Assistant chief officer and director of service delivery for the North Hub, Robert Scott, said: “Our local plans for each of the North Service Delivery area’s 10 local authority areas are now open for public consultation and we want to hear what you’ve got to say. All the consultation responses will be considered and then the final draft local plan (including any amendments thought appropriate to reflect views garnered from the consultation) will be submitted to the local authority for their agreement.”

Comments can be given via the above the line. The consultation period ends on February 14, 2014.