As required by Section 40 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended by the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, the Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016 (‘the Framework’) provides guidance and support to the SFRS on its priorities and objectives. These are set out in the context of the overarching purpose that the SFRS should adhere to in carrying out its functions.
This document replaces the Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2013, and is drafted for a Service which has already gone through the majority of changes reform has brought. It sets out Scottish Ministers’ strategic priorities and ambitions for a SFRS which is now well-established.
The Framework also asks the SFRS, as an established public body, to explore new ways of working to allow it to contribute an even greater role in the protection of Scotland’s communities.