SFRS outlines preparations to support COP26

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has set out how it is working to protect communities from new risks linked to climate change as it prepares to help support a safe COP26. The major event, which is taking place in…

SFRS reveals firefighters respond to almost 30,000 workplace false alarms each year

Around 64,000 hours of firefighters’ time is needlessly spent each year checking out false alarms from workplaces, figures from the latest Scottish Fire and Rescue Service consultation show. The Service mobilises on average two fire appliances and nine firefighters to…

Public asked to have their say on changes to workplace automatic fire alarm response

A consultation on proposals to change the response to workplace automatic fire alarm (AFA) signals has been launched today by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). These alerts result in more than 28,000 call-outs each year, with only 2%…

Final call to help shape the future of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is appealing to the people of Scotland for their views on the future direction of the services it provides to make the country an even safer place to live, work and visit. Chief…

A mother who tragically lost her son warns of the dangers of open water

The mother of a young man from Fife who tragically lost his life last summer at a local beauty spot is warning of the dangers of open water. Keivan Ulhaq, 20, had been socialising with friends at Lochore Meadows, known…

Minister switched on to new electric cars for SFRS

A circuit of charge points has been switched on to support a new fleet of electric vehicles for firefighters in rural communities across Scotland in a drive to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, £2m of funding was provided by the…

MSA Bristol secures major contract with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

MSA Bristol has secured a major new managed services contract with the UK’s largest fire and rescue service: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. MSA Bristol is a leading supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to firefighters across the globe. Its…

Sottish Fire and Rescue issues frozen-water warning

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is warning communities across Scotland to stay clear of frozen water as temperatures drop. The national service is urging the public to be aware of the risks of going onto, or allowing children…

SFRS worker recalls plight of isolated elderly woman as she asks communities to reach out

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service worker has spoken of the plight of an elderly woman forced to live in her kitchen to stay warm – as she underlines the need to look out for the vulnerable this Christmas. Louise…

SFRS launch national recruitment drive for 999 control room staff

A fire service Watch Commander revealed how his training helped save the life of someone trapped inside a burning car, as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched a new recruitment drive. Operations Control staff member Marc Benedictus received the…

SFRS enacting “robust contingency plans” to protect Scotland’s communities during coronavirus pandemic

Scotland’s Chief Fire Officer has reassured communities that the fire and rescue service is taking all necessary measures to minimise disruption to its emergency response amid the coronavirus (COVIDー19) pandemic. Martin Blunden, Chief Officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue…

SFRS launches campaign to reduce false fire alarm signals

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is continuing its efforts to reduce thousands of needless false fire alarms by launching an information campaign. According to the latest statistics, firefighters responded to a total of 28,713 such incidents over the course…

Firefighters help save horse stranded during Storm Dennis

Firefighters helped save the life of a horse who had fallen and become stranded during Storm Dennis. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Dalkeith and Sighthill responded to the incident within a field near Gorebridge, Midlothian. The horse, named…

More than 60 deliberate fires started every day in Scotland during Spring 2019

Firefighters in Scotland were called to tackle more than 60 deliberate fires every single day during Spring last year – almost double during the same period in 2018. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were mobilised to a total…

SFRS launches national Youth Volunteer Scheme

A young person has told how he is helping to change views of a “tearaway youth culture” in Scotland – by volunteering with the national fire and rescue service. Oliver McKenzie spoke movingly about his commitment to helping others as…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service salutes 57 new graduate firefighters

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service today welcomed the latest additions to its firefighter ranks. Fifty seven recruits graduated in front of proud family and friends during an emotional ceremony at the SFRS Headquarters in Cambuslang. The delighted graduates were lauded by SFRS…

Schoolboy receives Chief Officer Commendation for coastal rescue heroics

A schoolboy who helped his grandad to safety after he slipped on rocks has been awarded a Chief Officer’s Commendation by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.  Nathan Anderson-Moores, from Tameside in Greater Manchester, was visiting family in the Scottish…

Search and Rescue dog Diesel wins ‘Animal of the Year’ award

SFRS Search and Rescue dog Diesel has been awarded ‘Animal of the Year’ at a ceremony recently held in London. Diesel, a 10-year-old springer spaniel was bestowed the accolade at the International Fund for Animal  Welfare awards. Hosted by TV…

Wholetime firefighter applications from under-represented groups has doubled

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed double the number of firefighter applications from women, ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community compared to previous years, latest figures reveal. The Service launched a wholetime firefighter recruitment campaign in April which…

Award created in memory of Fife fire officer Gary Dall

THE LEGACY of a Fife fire officer who passed away after a battle with blood cancer will live on with a new award bestowed in his name. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has created the ‘Gary Dall Award’…

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