Fire service says have your say

Dundee’s senior fire officer is encouraging people in Broughty Ferry to get involved and help shape future priorities for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

Local senior officer for Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Dave Stapley, has been encouraging elected members, partners and communities to have their say on Dundee’s draft local fire plan by actively taking part in the public consultation process.

Members of the public have until Friday, February 14, to let SFRS know what they think of the plan, which sets out fire service priorities and objectives within the Dundee area.

Speaking to members at yesterday’s Scrutiny Committee at Dundee City Council, Mr Stapley said: “The plans are very much at the draft stage and it is important that we encourage input from as many people as possible as we shape our future fire strategy for Dundee.

“The draft plan is based around the priorities we have identified through careful research and interrogation of the figures for Dundee over the past few years and by involving our communities, partners and elected members we will help make the City of Discovery a safer place to live, work and invest.

“The plan is very much focused on preventing fire from happening in the first place and through closer partnership working and information sharing our aim is to protect those most at risk within the community of Dundee.”

He added: “The local plan is the blueprint in terms of how we aim to protect our communities.

“It is therefore crucial that our communities themselves have a say in how best to do that.”

To see the SFRS Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Dundee and take part in the public consultation you can visit

All responses made during the consultation will be considered and the final draft local plans, including any changes made following submissions by members of the public can be viewed.

They will then be passed to Dundee City Council for final approval.