HM Fire Service Inspectorate: local area inspection report - Argyll and Bute

Details of the result of an inspection by HMFSI of SFRS service delivery within the local authority area of Argyll and Bute including findings and recommendations.

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We are grateful to Joe McKay, the Local Senior Officer for Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire and those members of staff who provided us with information, helped us to organise visits, hosted us and contributed constructively to interviews. We also wish to thank the representatives of partner organisations who agreed to be interviewed.

Robert Scott, QFSM, Chief Inspector (appointed 1 April 2021)

Simon Routh-Jones, CBE, QFSM, former Chief Inspector (retired March 2021)

Brian McKenzie, Assistant Inspector

Graeme Fraser, Assistant Inspector

Richard Gorst, Assistant Inspector

Rick Taylor, Assistant Inspector

Martin Riach, Inspection Support Manager

Steve Harkins, Inspection Officer (SFRS Secondee)

A quality assurance review of this report was provided by: Paul Hedley, QFSM Chief Officer Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

All the members of the inspection team contributed to the development of this report and the quality assurance reviewer provided a professional challenge to the contents, assumptions and conclusions made. However, the Chief Inspector takes sole responsibility for the report, its contents and conclusions.

Published December 2021

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