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Repost: Scottish Fire and Rescue Community Asset Register (CAR)

Due to the Red weather alert, we thought it would be appropriate to repost this.

Back in October 2017 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR).

Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.

Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety.  Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.

Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below:

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2017/10/sfrs-launches-community-asset-register-(1).aspx

Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.

Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.

It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.

For anyone to register an interest and request a form they would be required to email: SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk and a registration form will be sent to be completed along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process.

Alva Glen Workday: Sunday March 4th from 11:00am till 1:00pm.

Hi All,
Hopefully any snow will have gone by Sunday as the main task for this month is plant 40 Dog-rose and 10 Guelder rose plants. Some areas will need digging etc before they can be planted.
There will also be the usual litter picking and step sweeping to be done.
If there is time the roses in the car park and Rose-bridge area also need pruning plus we need to plant some ivy on the burn slopes to prevent erosion and allow other plants to grow.
Hope to see you then.
Cheers Glyn.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Community Asset Register (CAR)

Back in October 2017 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR).

Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.

Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety.  Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.

Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below:

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2017/10/sfrs-launches-community-asset-register-(1).aspx

Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.

Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.

It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.

For anyone to register an interest and request a form they would be required to email: SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk and a registration form will be sent to be completed along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process.

Clock Is Ticking For Budget Proposals Feedback Forms

Tomorrow, Friday 2nd February, is the last day you can feedback your views of the Budget Proposals to Clacks Council.

If you wish to do this online, here is the link –
https://clackmannanshire.citizenspace.com/communications-department/budget-consultation-2018-19/consultation/intro/

If you have a paper version, then please ensure that this is returned to Alva CAP or to the collection box in Alva Co-op by no later than 3pm tomorrow.

Thank you

Alva Glen Workday- Sunday February 4th from 11am till 1pm

Hi All,
The first workday of the year is on Sunday.
Lots of things to do including:
Litter picking,
Sweeping the steps,
Clearing the decomposing leaves from the path through the gate at the top of the steps,
Preparing the the new beds, where the trees have been felled, for planting,
Sorting out the brash pile by the entrance to the glen so that it is easy for the council to chip-they get upset if it is not arranged properly! 
Clearing the lade area of saplings and weeds.
Hope you can make it on Sunday.
Cheers Glyn.