Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: Local Plan for the Scottish Borders 2014-2017

We asked:

We asked for your views on our Local Fire and Rescue Plan for the Scottish Borders 2014-2017 and whether you agreed with the priorities we identified for the Scottish Borders.

You said:

190 people responded to the consultation. 1 response was received to our consultation document by email and 189 responses were collected by Fire Officers speaking to people in their local supermarket.

You agreed with the following statements:

  • Prevention through education, advice and engagement is and should continue to be the key focus of our work and the local fire and rescue service plan (94%).
  • Our priorities are sufficiently focussed on improving safety (94%).
  • I have confidence in the Fire and Rescue Service in my area (97%).
  • I am satisfied with the Fire and Rescue Service in my area (94%).

You weren’t so sure about how to contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for non-emergency advice (41%).

We did:

We published our Local Fire and Rescue Plan for the Scottish Borders 2014-2017 on 23 April 2014.

We made local communities aware of our non-emergency phone number and website through various communications including:

  • Engagement at Local Area Forums,
  • Borders Connect newsletter,
  • National fire safety campaigns on radio and TV,
  • SBC Safer Communities newsletter.