By adapting to meet new and emerging risks the SFRS will continue to play a key role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.
Transforming will ensure we are trained, equipped and ready to respond to the new risks facing our communities, including terrorism, emergency medical response and severe weather.
Our population is living longer and staying in their homes. By extended our prevention role we can improve their safety and wellbeing and reduce the demand on other public services. The cost of unintentional harm to the NHS alone in Scotland is estimated at £200m per annum.
A flexible operating system will provide the ability to move our people and resources to where the need is greatest in our communities across Scotland.
Our Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) trials have been a great success and we have the opportunity to enhance emergency medical response within our communities. By extending our OHCA trials nationally we can continue our role in increasing survival rates of people in Scotland who suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest.