Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016

Closed 15 Jun 2016

Opened 21 Mar 2016

Feedback Updated 5 Sep 2016

We Asked

For your views and comments on a draft Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016, which is a statutory document (under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 as amended by the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012), outlining Scottish Ministers’ expectations of, and setting 10 key strategic priorities for, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) over the next few years.

You Said

We received 38 responses, the majority of which were broadly supportive of the 10 key strategic priorities and the text of the document.  A range of constructive comments were submitted on both the strategic priorities and the text of the Framework.

We Did

A consultation analysis report has been published on the Scottish Government website. Having considered all the views expressed in the consultation responses, we made a number of amendments to the Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016, which was published on the Scottish Government website on 1 September.  The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Framework) Order 2016 was laid in Parliament on 5 September and will bring the Framework into effect from 4 October 2016.

The amendments include a revision to the section on Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals (UFAS) to take on board concerns expressed around the detailed nature of the priority, as well as additional narrative to strengthen the section on SFRS’s duties under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, and new sections covering its role as a corporate parent under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and a community justice partner under the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016.

Results Updated 26 Aug 2016

This report provides a summary and analysis of the responses received by the Scottish Government to the consultation on the draft Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016.

The Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016 (The Framework) is a statutory document (under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 as amended by the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012). It outlines Scottish Ministers‟ expectations of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) over the next few years, setting priorities and objectives and providing guidance to the SFRS on the execution of its functions in terms of public safety, efficiency and effectiveness. It will replace the current Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2013.

The Scottish Government published a draft Framework for public consultation, which ran from 21 March to 15 June 2016. The consultation was open to the public and sought the views of those with an interest

 

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Overview

This document will set out the Scottish Ministers' expectations of the SFRS over the coming years. It sets the priorities and objectives for the SFRS to adhere to in order to achieve their purpose and provide an effective service to communities throughout Scotland.

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Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to outline the Scottish Ministers' expectations of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) over the next few years. It seeks the views of those with an interest in the workings of the SFRS and how it operates to keep communities safe. We would welcome your views on the draft framework document, particularly on the specific questions we have asked in the consultation paper.
 

What Happens Next

All response to this consultation will be published on the SG website within 20 days of the consultation closing. We will then undertake a thorough analysis of the responses and produce a report which will be made available along with the final draft of the framework document within 6 weeks of the close of the consultation phase.

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights
  • Public Sector
  • Health and Social Care
  • Public Safety and Emergencies