COMMUNITIES are being urged to have their say on how the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service can help to keep them safe.

A consultation has been launched into the SFRS Draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2022, which sets out the service’s proposed direction over the next three years.

Deputy Assistant Chief Officer John Miller is appealing directly to local people to make their voices heard.

The plan includes equipping firefighters to respond to new and emerging risks such as severe weather.

Mr Miller said: “This is an opportunity for people to have direct, valued input to help us mould our proposals to meet the unique needs of our modern communities.

“People can make their voice heard on how we plan to meet new challenges and risks, such as population change and climate change, and keep our communities safer than ever.”

The consultation runs until Thursday, July 18, and anyone who would like to have their say should visit HERE.

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