SFRS want Orkney public's views
20 September 2017
Public asked for their views during consultation on the area's fire and rescue plan
Orkney residents have been asked to share their thoughts on how the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service can make communities throughout the area a safer place.
Local Senior Officer for Orkney, Fraser Burr, 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 Orkney, 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 Orkney."
Members of the public have until Monday, December 11 to let SFRS know what they think of the plan, which sets out fire service priorities and objectives within the Orkney area.
To see the SFRS Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Orkney and to take part in the public consultation please click the link below:
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 Orkney Council for final approval.