We asked for your views on our Local Fire and Rescue Plan for the Scottish Borders 2014-17 and whether you agreed with the priorities we identified for the Scottish Borders.
190 people responded to the consultation. One 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 published our Local Fire and Rescue Plan for the Scottish Borders 2014-17 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