Climate Change: managing the operational impact on fires and other weather-related emergencies
9. The principal impact of climate change to the SFRS is likely to be increased operational activity at flooding and wildfire events. This report predominantly looks at these two areas but also considers the community asset register and some other issues.
10. The SFRS has developed its water rescue capability and has a significant level of resources and capabilities to respond to flooding incidents and is well equipped to undertake rescues there. We assess the rescue capability as good. The wider aspects of flooding involves a partnership approach with other agencies and the SFRS is well engaged.
11. The Service has set out a methodical and positive wildfire strategy, some aspects of which are still being finalised.
12. Our report contains a small number of recommendations around communications, procedures and operational intelligence where we think there is some realistic scope for development.