HM Fire Service Inspectorate: local area inspection - Midlothian

Local Area Inspection in Midlothian of service delivery by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service which is part of a rolling programme of inspections of service delivery in local authority areas across Scotland.

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We are grateful to Stephen Gourlay the Local Senior Officer for Midlothian, 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 Inspection team members were:

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

Brian McKenzie, Assistant Inspector

Graeme Fraser, Assistant Inspector

Richard Gorst, Assistant Inspector

Martin Riach, Inspection Support Manager

Steve Harkins, Inspection Officer (Secondee from the SFRS)

A quality assurance review of this report was provided by: Rick Taylor, Assistant Inspector.

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. Robert Scott QFSM was appointed as the Chief Inspector from 1st April 2021.

Published May 2021

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