To keep members as up to date as possible, the latest LSO Resource document is now available (Resources). As with the previous versions this document is a working draft and is liable to alter. This versions shows;Response & Resilience - minor amendments and updatedPrevention & Protection - current state of development. Still under discussion and negotiation. This is progressing.POD - for illustration. No detailed discussion or negotiation.
Over the last few months there has been a great deal of speculation over the shape of the new SFRS. Some of this uncertainty was natural, some of it was fuelled for various reasons, not all of which were construnctive. We have been saying for some time that the FBU will not deal in speculation, rumour or out of date, false or misleading information. The FBU have been working with the service leads and the SLT to develop a new structure that will balance out workload and take account of risk, call history, demographics, population and other factors.
Not unexpectedly there is a great deal of speculation at the moment around the future of the service and what shape that will take. The Board have passed a paper outlining the principles by which the structures of the new service will be developed. Based on this the service circulated a 39 page document giving an outline of what a new structure could look like. This is currently doing the rounds of the services as "The Structure". This outline, draft document was for illustration of the principles and does not represent a proposal, let alone the final state structure.
Further clarification on the development of structures. Some initial work has been done and has lead to a high level discussion document that outlines some options. This was not and was never intended to be a proposed structure. The FBU has deliberately not circulated this as;1 - it was likely to be misleading - effectively this would be like saying "here is a document that is not a draft structure that will not be the final structure." 2 - ongoing work has rapidly superceded this document.