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Due to an increase in water related incidents nationally and due to the potential for fire related incidents within the area both LALO Lewis Duncan (Water Safety) and LALO Gary Wood attended a meeting chaired by Scottish Water where it was recognised that it was important to establish an initiative that would focus on Water Safety and Fire Safety in relation to secondary fires, this would also link in with the SFRS Thematic Action Plan (TAP) and support local communities in addressing their concerns.
All parties involved were aware of the increase in local communities and visitors using the water for open water swimming, paddle boarding and visitors staying within the local area via camping which had resulted in a number of fires being set resulting in damage to bins and grass areas.
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