Firefighters come to the rescue of rhino after he became stuck in a tyre swing

A Rhinoceros the size of a small car had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck inside in his favourite tyre swing – again. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised to Edinburgh Zoo just before 6pm on…

SFRS appeals to communities to stay safe this Festive Season

More than 500 accidental house fires were recorded across Scotland during last year’s festive season. New figures lay bare the extent of seasonal dwelling fires responded to by firefighters, with 527 incidents recorded between December 11 and January 15. The…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service assists stranded M80 motorists

Firefighters overcame challenging conditions to provide food, water, blankets and comfort to hundreds of drivers stranded overnight on the M80.

They accessed Scottish Fire and Rescue Service supplies and also bought hundreds of pounds worth of food and water from supermarkets.

And they transported the vital supplies in SFRS 4×4 vehicles to the motorway which had been heavily impacted by snow, stranding motorists.

The crews also provided comfort and safety advice throughout the night.

High rise fires in Scotland at lowest level in eight years

The number of high-rise flat fires in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level in eight years. Official statistics released by SFRS, show a total of 238 incidents were reported over 2016/17 in buildings at least ten storeys high –…

Community Safety Boosted With Arrival of New Fire Appliances

The safety of communities across Scotland has been bolstered – thanks to a multi-million pound investment in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s front line. A total of four Aerial Ladder Platforms (ALPs) and a Turntable Ladder appliance (TTL) were…

Public urged to join fight against fire this Spring

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is urging the public to join in their fight against the threat of deliberate fires. Spring is typically a time of year when there is an increase in the number of deliberate secondary…

Highland students sign-up to lifesaving register

Students at a Highland secondary school have been commended by a senior firefighter for giving those with blood cancer a second chance at life. On Thursday, 9 March, a total of 70 pupils at Culloden Academy signed-up to a nationwide stem…

SFRS welcomes 102 trainee firefighters

FIRE bosses have welcomed 102 trainee firefighters, the largest single intake of new recruits since the formation of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. It is the latest stage in a national drive to invest in wholetime firefighters that inspired…

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service unveils £1m investment with opening of north headquarters at Dyce

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has officially opened its new North headquarters – further strengthening the protection of communities. The facility in Dyce, Aberdeen represents an investment of £1million and will serve Highland, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles,…

Dying Dog’s Bucket List

Shropshire firefighters helped tick off one more “bucket list” wish for the owners of a Boxer dog with just a few weeks left to live. Firefighters made a huge fuss of Ralph and the four-year-old pet’s owners Stephanie Malia and…

Firefighters honoured for long service and good conduct

A group of firefighters have been recognised for their dedication and professionalism while protecting their communities. The 22 staff – who have a combined service of over 440 years – were brought together at the East Service Delivery Area Headquarters…

Firefighters assist a rhino at Edinburgh Zoo

Firefighters proved they had a thick skin when they were called to assist a Rhino – suffering from toothache. The crew supported RZSS Edinburgh Zoo vets during the dental procedure in order to ensure the safety of both staff and…

5-year old converts wheelchair into fire engine

Firefighters in Easterhouse had a helping hand this Halloween – from a little schoolgirl. Macie McCann, aged five, dressed up as a firefighter and went off to her local drama group to pass on some fire safety tips. Macie has…

Human Hamster Wheel Returns!

A team of 25 West Midlands firefighters and 25 paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are taking part in an intense endurance challenge for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia, The Fire Fighters Charity and the Midlands Air Ambulance. The…

Firehawk Alarms congratulates Scottish Fire & Rescue Services Junior Pipe Band

Firehawk Alarms, by Fireblitz Extinguisher Ltd, are very proud to be able to support the Scottish FRS Junior pipe band which has contributed to the band being able to compete in competitions for the first time. The band, set up…

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