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.
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 per cent).
- Our priorities are sufficiently focussed on improving safety (94per cent).
- I have confidence in the Fire and Rescue Service in my area (97 per cent).
- I am satisfied with the Fire and Rescue Service in my area (94 per cent).
You weren’t so sure about how to contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for non-emergency advice (41 per cent).
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.