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…

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…

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