It will be business as usual as far as the public is concerned as the fire service prepares for a single Scottish service.
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service has appointed David Lockhart as its local senior officer, who will be responsible for ensuring a smooth introduction of the reforms in Mid and East Lothian.
Single forces for Scotland’s fire and police services are expected to begin operating on April 1 next year.
The temporary Scottish fire service headquarters will be based in Perth with Mr Lockhart working out of Dalkeith Fire Station.
He will be supported by group commanders Cameron Mackenzie (Midlothian) and David Girrity (East Lothian).
Mr Lockhart said: “I will be ensuring we deliver the same high quality level of service that the public are entitled to and are receiving at the minute.
“And also, as we move forward, I will build upon the relationships we have with our local communities and local authorities and improve on them even more.”
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