Following publication of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Strategic Plan 2019-22 in October 2019, Area Commander David Lockhart (Local Senior Officer for Falkirk and West Lothian) will be reviewing and revising the Local Fire and Rescue Plan for the Falkirk area over the coming months.
This review is to ensure SFRS’ local priorities align to their new strategic ambitions, as well as remaining relevant to local risk.
Under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, as the appointed Local Senior Officer for the Falkirk area, David Lockhart is responsible for the Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Falkirk.
To support the review, the local team will be assessing a range of statistics to determine if their activities are having the desired impact and to confirm future priority areas. Their primary focus will remain on the delivery of SFRS’ core functions, but they will also consider how they might collaborate more to expand their reach and support a wider range of local needs.
As part of the local review, the team has launched a short online survey, aimed at gathering views from the local third sector.
They are keen to hear from as many members of the sector as possible, including charities, social enterprises, voluntary and community organisations.
In due course, David Lockhart will prepare a report on the outcome of the review, which will inform what revisions will be required in the next iteration of the Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Falkirk.
The deadline for responses is Wednesday 18th March.
To submit your response, or for further information, please visit the SFRS Consultation Hub.
Alternatively, to discuss the survey and review – or any other fire and rescue service matter – please contact David Lockhart by email: David.Lockhart@firescotland.gov.uk