COP26 Climate Change Conference 2021: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service preparedness

This report considers the appropriateness of steps taken by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in preparing for the forthcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26).


We are grateful to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Strategic Leadership Team and those members of staff who provided us with information and helped us to organise visits and interviews. We thank all who contributed constructively to interviews.

The inspection team members were:

Robert Scott, QFSM, HM Chief Inspector

Graeme Fraser, Assistant Inspector

Brian McKenzie, Assistant Inspector

Martin Riach, Inspection Support Manager

Steve Harkins, Inspection Officer (SFRS secondee)

A quality assurance review of this report was carried out by Richard Gorst, Assistant Inspector.

All the members of the inspection team contributed to the development of this report and the quality assurance check 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 October 2021

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