Climate Change: managing the operational impact on fires and other weather-related emergencies
Our Inspection Findings - 4.3 Other Issues - Resource allocation
124. The SFRS has in place a Service Delivery Model Programme (SDMP) looking at analysis of risk across Scotland to identify where the SFRS can best deliver its response model. This includes scenario planning and an assessment of current levels of risk and potential future changes to inform service planning on resource allocation to meet known and predicted risk.
125. The Community Risk Index Model (CRIM) is an element of the SDMP which aims to analyse and mitigate for known or predicted community risk on a short to long term basis. Whilst the SFRS is able to consider flood mapping sources and relevant predictive modelling tools as part of this process, it is still evaluating and considering wildfire prediction models.
126. We identify earlier in the report that statistical analysis of flooding and wildfires could be improved.
In order to try to fully understand the impact of weather-related incidents, facilitate analysis, and realise the impact on the Service of wide area flooding incidents and wildfires, the SFRS should improve its data capturing, statistical analysis and reporting capability.