Your Service...Your Voice: A consultation on the safe and planned future of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Closed 14 May 2018

Opened 13 Feb 2018

Results updated 13 Dec 2018

The results of our public consultation - Your Service Your Voice – which set out a vision for transforming the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to do so much more for the people of Scotland, have now been published.

We thank everyone who took part for sharing their views, knowledge and insight.

The incredible 1563 contributions showed overall support for the vision for transformation – we welcome this, as it shows that respondents see how our proposals will benefit the communities we serve.  There was also overwhelming support for the use of the latest technology, up-skilling firefighters to meet new risks, and improved remuneration for firefighters to respond to these risks as part of an expanded role.

The analysis of all responses – carried out independently by the University of Edinburgh – can now be viewed here.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is transforming and we want you to be part of our decision-making process by giving you the opportunity to tell us your views and ideas on the future of your Service.

What happens next

Like any consultation, there are areas that require further explanation and assurance – such as training and operational capacity to take on a broader role, as well as future role definition and delivery model.

We are already working on an action plan that will directly address these very areas, ensuring we are able to show how we will deliver a transformed Service.

Our aim is to continue meaningful and open engagement with you - the people and communities of Scotland we serve as we develop the detail of our plans to deliver our transformation vision. In the meantime, we will carefully review all of the feedback to see where that will allow us to directly shape those plans.

We ask you to continue to engage and share your views, as your voice will help us shape the right solutions.


  • All Audiences
  • All Uniformed Staff
  • Firefighters (Control)
  • All Board Members


  • All Interests
  • Corporate Governance