Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service carry out much partnership working across North Ayrshire. Most of this work is about prevention and early intervention. They work with Schools through their Firereach programme to raise awareness of the work they do and reduce instances of inconsiderate behaviour against fire crews in the course of their duties. (photos are available) They also work with the NHS and NAC Housing services to raise awareness of fire safety across the elderly population within North Ayrshire.
This successful approach has been operating in both North and East Ayrshire and will now be introduced in South Ayrshire, with Police Scotland leading on its implementation. It has also received interest from other areas across the country.
Prevention First is an initiative to help reduce victimisation, reduce offending and reduce the locations where offending takes place. Local police and multi-agency partners work closely together to tackle issues of common concern in our communities, joining up a collective response, sharing information and targeting well known offenders and locations to deliver effective solutions that get to the root causes and prevent recurrence.
A huge range of partners are involved, including; Local Authority Antisocial Behaviour Investigation Teams, Housing and Tenancy Support Services, Social Services, Addiction Services, Scottish Fire and Rescue, NHS and the Third Sector
By being aware of and tackling the issues and locations that are of common concern they can understand and tackle the conditions that drive crime in our communities.