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’…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service marks 10-year anniversary of life-saving partnership

A GROUND-BREAKING initiative which has offered more than 50 people with blood cancer a second chance at life today marks its tenth anniversary. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service partnership with charity Anthony Nolan was formed in 2009 after fire…

SFRS unveils vision to help keep Scotland’s communities safe

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has today unveiled its comprehensive vision to help keep Scotland’s communities safe. The SFRS Strategic Plan 2019-2022 sets out the Service’s proposed direction over the coming years, which includes delivering a world class and…

Head of Fire Investigation urges people of Scotland not to scar their hometowns

One of the country’s most senior firefighters has pleaded with Scots not to scar their home towns by setting deliberate fires. Firefighters attend around 12,000 deliberate fires every year across Scotland. These potentially devastating incidents can put lives at risk, destroy properties, have…

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…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launches recruitment campaign for up to 300 new firefighters

A LEADING Scottish Fire and Rescue Service figure has issued a rallying call to people from all walks of life to apply to become a wholetime firefighter. The emergency service is set to launch its latest recruitment drive – seeking…

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…

New Chief Appointed To Scottish Fire And Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has chosen Martin Blunden as its new Chief Officer. Martin is currently Deputy Chief Officer of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and will take up his new role in early 2019. Martin brings over…

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