More than two-thirds of all fire fatalities in Scotland were over 50-years-old

MORE than two thirds of people who died as a result of fire in Scotland in the last five years were over 50-years-old, according to the latest statistics. Figures also show that almost a third of all fire casualties for…

Scotland experienced a white goods fire almost every day in 2019

Scotland experienced a white goods fire almost every day during 2019. A total of 348 fires occurred in Scottish homes over the 12-month period – with the majority resulting from washing machines and tumble dryers. In all, the country suffered…

Firefighters called to more than 30 deliberate fires every day in two-month period

Firefighters were called to tackle more than 1,800 deliberate fires across Scotland in the space of just two months, latest figures reveal. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service data shows how emergency service crews dealt with a shocking 1,824 needless…

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 Warn about Deliberate Fires this Autumn

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was called out to over two thousand deliberate fires across the country last autumn. Figures reveal last year’s total has increased from the previous season and the majority of those fires were deliberate…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launches new £2.5m North Operations Control facility

A highly-trained team of Control firefighters who provide a voice of reassurance at times of emergency will continue to keep communities safe – thanks to a new £2.5m investment for the North of Scotland. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s…

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…

Five rescued after severe fire in Perth block of flats

Firefighters rescued five people from flats in Perth following a severe fire in a stairwell overnight. Sixteen people had to be moved to temporary accommodation while Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews battled to prevent the fire spreading to…

Over 60s at Risk From Home Electrics

The vast majority of older people in Scotland want to stay in their own homes but a new report highlights how unsafe electrics can make that a risky business. With 78% of their homes in disrepair (and 58% requiring a…

Fire at the Hunterstone Deep Water Port, Scotland

At 0945hrs yesterday, Sunday 22 March 2015 appliances from Ardrossan, Largs and Kilmarnock Community Fire Stations were mobilised to a report of a conveyor on fire at the Deep Water Port, Hunterston Terminal in Fairlie. Initial responding crews were faced…

Fatal fire in Cumbernauld and two further people were taken to hospital after house fire at Inchwood Court

A woman was confirmed to have died after emergency services responded to a fire at a house in Cumbernauld’s Inchwood Court early this morning (5 February). The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) mobilised two appliances from Cumbernauld along with…

Twins for Oban Airport

Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland have received two identical Category 3 Rapid Intervention Vehicles for its Oban Airport operation. The pair manufactured by Emergency One (UK) Limited use the Land Rover 130 series chassis as their base incorporating 90 kW…

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