Scotland’s hottest fire dog is set to go viral

Diesel will tell his fans about how he works to protect Scotland’s communities and it is expected the Springer Spaniel will further assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to reach out to followers with safety advice. Diesel’s expertise is…

Pooch rescued after being stuck for four hours underground

Firefighters rescued a little dog trapped down an underground rabbit warren – by listening for his heartbeat. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised to help the distressed pet after the alarm was raised at 12.26pm on Monday, August…

The outstanding contribution of four inspirational Scottish Fire and Rescue Service figures has been recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Operations Control Area Manager Libby Logan, long-serving retained firefighter Rosemary Curtis and recently-retired Local Senior Officer David Rout have all been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal. And retired Deputy Assistant Chief Officer Ally Boyle has also been appointed a…

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.

Fire Leaves Two Dead and Causes Extensive Damage to Historic Hotel in Scotland

A serious fire at the Cameron Hotel next to Loch Lomond in Scotland has left two people dead and others needing hospital treatment for smoke inhalation. The alarm was raised at approximately 0640 on Monday 18 December and over 200…

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,…

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…

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…

Charity single remembers 9/11 firefighters

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will host the official launch of a charity single raising funds in memory of New York firefighters killed in the September 11 attacks. Celtic rock band the Red Hot Chilli Pipers composed the…

Major fire at former pub in North Glasgow

Firefighters have been working through the night to battle a major building fire in the Barmulloch area of Glasgow. Five appliances from Bishopbriggs, Cowcaddens and Springburn were immediately mobilised following reports of a fire at the former Broomfield Tavern pub…

Tenement fire in the East End of Glasgow

Firefighters in Glasgow spent the morning of 20th May tackling a tenement fire in the East End of the city. The first emergency call was received at 9.22am this morning (20 May) reporting a fire on the top floor of…

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…

SFRS launches new national Twitter account @fire_scot

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is delighted to announce the launch of its first national Twitter account which will serve the whole of Scotland and the rest of the digital world. Followers of @fire_scot will gain an unparalleled insight…

Trainee firefighters welcomed on first day

Sixteen new full time trainees recently began their initial training to serve as frontline firefighters protecting people and property in the north of Scotland. The trainee firefighters have begun the course after successfully progressing through a highly competitive recruitment process.…

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) unveils its refurbished control room in Edinburgh.

This state-of-the-art facility, which will manage control room operations in the East of Scotland, was officially opened by Minister for Community Safety and Public Affairs, Paul Wheelhouse on December 9th 2015. The refurbishment of the control room in Edinburgh is…

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