We are grateful to Craig McGoldrick, the Local Senior Officer for Dumfries and Galloway, 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.
The fieldwork for this local area inspection was carried out in July and August 2019.
The Inspection team members were:
Simon Routh-Jones QFSM, Chief Inspector
Brian McKenzie, Assistant Inspector
Graeme Fraser, Assistant Inspector
Andrew Thomas, Assistant Inspector
Martin Riach, secondee from the SFRS
A quality assurance review of this report was provided by Bernie Higgins, MIFireE, Former Deputy Assistant Commissioner London Fire Brigade.
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.
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