SFRS want Highland public's views
07 September 2017
Public asked for their views during consultation on the area's fire and rescue plan
Highland residents have been asked to share their thoughts on how the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service can make communities throughout the area safer and at the same time reduce inequalities and deliver positive outcomes.
Local Senior Officer for Highland, John MacDonald, is encouraging communities to get involved and help shape future priorities for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in the area.
He said: "While we have knowledge from our day to day activities about what is most needed by people who live in the Highlands, it is an important part of our community engagement strategy to enable those representing the public to offer views.
"We engaged with our stakeholders to seek their views on how well we had been performing against our existing priorities, and have taken account of that in our draft plan which is now out for consultation.
"We welcome comments from our partners and members of our communities on our proposed priorities for Highland and we recognise that effective partnership working is key to delivering success."
Members of the public have until 30 November 2017 to let SFRS know what they think of the plan, which sets out fire service priorities and objectives within the Highland area.
To see the SFRS Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Highland and to take part in the public consultation please click the link below:
https://firescotland.citizenspace.com/planning-and-performance/copy-of-local-plan-consultation/ All responses made during the consultation will be considered and the final draft local plans – including any changes made following submissions by members of the public – will then be passed to Highland Council for final approval.