Last chance to have your say on local fire plans

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is urging those who have not already had their say on draft local fire plans to get involved before the deadline on Friday, February 14.

With just one day left until the cut-off date, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Assistant Chief Officer, Robert Scott, is encouraging as many people as possible to help shape the future priorities for the north service delivery area.

Towards the end of last year the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) published its draft local plans and has been encouraging the public, partners and key stakeholders to have their say as part of the public consultation process.

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

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.

To see the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s plans and priorities for where you live, visit the local plan section on the SFRS website and download a pdf copy.

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 have been out for public consultation for some time now and we have been delighted with the response so far.

“There is still time to get involved 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.

“To give us your comments, visit the public consultation page and click on the on the local authority area that you want to talk to us about. We look forward to receiving your comments. Remember the consultation period ends on February 14.”

You can give your comments by visiting www.firescotland.gov.uk/about-us/local-plans.aspx