Today, I heard about the impact of staff shortages on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Over the winter months, the Fire Service has been at the forefront of the rescues and clean up work during the flooding incidents across Scotland.
We have to recognise the vital importance of our Fire Service in being able to meet the demands from increased number of severe weather events that we face.
The pressures arising from staff shortages have been highlighted by union officials. Resources are needed to protect frontline services provided by Fire and Rescue Crews across Scotland.
Useful link: FBU - http://www.fbuscotland.org/