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Reform of the Fire and Rescue Service in Scotland - Outline Business Case

DescriptionOutline Business Case for Reform of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2011
Website Publication DateSeptember 08, 2011


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Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Strategic Case for Reform

Chapter 3: Developing the Target Operating Model

Chapter 4: Options for Reform

Chapter 5: Option Appraisal

Chapter 6: Financial Appraisal

Chapter 7: Risk and Sensitivity Analysis

Chapter 8: The Preferred Option

Chapter 9: Delivering the Preferred Option

Appendix 1: Glossary

Appendix 2: Alignment of Fire Reform with Christie Commission Findings

Appendix 3: Costing of Opportunities

Appendix 4: Analysis of Costs and Benefits


Annex A: Process and methodology for developing Outline Business Case for Fire Reform

Annex B: Legislative Background and Structure of the Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland

Annex C: Fire and Rescue Service Performance - Trends and Outcomes

Annex D: Fire and Rescue Service Performance - Taking Action

Annex E: Financing of the Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland

Annex F: Governance of the Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland

Annex G: Fire and Rescue Service Reform - Target Operating Models


Table 2.1: Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland

Figure 2.1: Distribution of FRSs across Scotland, including summary of stations & incidents

Table 2.2: Financial data provided by Fire Conveners Working Group, October 2010

Figure 2.2: Fire Incidents attended by Scotland's Fire and Rescue Services

Figure 2.3: Fire Casualties in Scotland 2000-01 to 2009-10

Table 2.3: SFRS expenditure per 1000 population (£) including deflation

Figure 2.4: Estimated Scottish DEL - 2009-10 to 2026-27

Figure 3.1: Current Operating Model

Figure 3.2: Target Operating Model

Table 4.1: Initial Options grouped according to scope of structural change required

Figure 4.1: Enhanced eight service model involving greater collaboration

Table 4.2: Key features of the enhanced eight service model involving greater collaboration

Figure 4.2: Regional model

Table 4.3: Key features of the regional service model

Figure 4.3: The National Delivery Model

Table 4.4: Key features of the single service model

Table 5.1: Recurrent Efficiencies by Option

Table 5.2: One-Off Transition Costs

Table 5.3: Annual Efficiencies, Total Costs and Net Present Values

Figure 5.1: Net Annual Efficiency Savings by Option

Figure 5.2: Key FRS Reform Outcomes mapped to National Outcomes and FRS Principles

Table 5.4: Key benefit outcomes with criteria / examples that might indicate success

Table 5.5: Outcomes weighting, assessments and overall scores

Table 6.1: Affordability of the Options

Figure 6.1: Net Affordability by Year

Table 7.1: Risk impact and overall risk scores

Table 7.2: Sensitivity Analysis - Level of Efficiencies

Table 7.3: Sensitivity Analysis - Optimism Bias Adjustment

Table 7.4: Sensitivity Analysis - Differential Savings Reduced

Table 8.1: Ranking of option on monetary factors

Table 8.2: Ranking of options on non-monetary benefits

Table 8.3: Consideration of Options' Exposure to Risk