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Best Value - Fire & Rescue

Best Value Fire & Rescue audits 2011/12

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue

29 March 2012 for the Accounts Commission

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue provides an effective service and makes good use of integrated risk management planning, with clear evidence of shifts in resources to better match community risks.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue

27 March 2012 for the Accounts Commission

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue provides an effective service with a clear strategic vision supported by good integrated risk management planning.

Grampian Fire and Rescue

13 March 2012 for the Accounts Commission

Grampian Fire and Rescue provides an effective and relatively low cost emergency response service. It is well managed, with a strong focus on the health and safety of its workforce, but there is scope to focus more on prevention to reduce fire casualties.

Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue

8 March 2012 for the Accounts Commission

There is an urgent need for Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue to establish an effective and sustainable service model which reflects the needs of the area.

Fife Fire and Rescue

16 February 2012 for the Accounts Commission

This is an effective service that now needs to show how it is providing value for money.

Dumfries & Galloway Fire and Rescue

9 February 2012 for the Accounts Commission

This effective service uses the principles of risk management well and is making progress in developing a culture of continuous improvement. The council needs to ensure that councillors have sufficient skills for stronger scrutiny and challenge.

Tayside Fire and Rescue

2 February 2012 for the Accounts Commission

The service has strong culture of continuous improvement, but the board should provide better scrutiny and challenge.

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue

26 January 2012 for the Accounts Commission

Central Fire & Rescue provides an effective, low cost service but would be better placed to provide Best Value if it had stronger performance arrangements. It needs to develop a culture of continuous improvement, and the board should be more proactive in its scrutiny.

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