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…

New tyre strategy pays off for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is benefiting from improved tyre life, durability and traction for its frontline appliances after adopting the latest generation truck tyres. The Service became the first emergency service in the UK to fit a set…

Scottish Firefighters receive Awards

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) recently held a medal ceremony (20th November 2016) at the Linlithgow Burgh Halls honouring Fire Service personnel for long and meritorious service. Chief Officer Alasdair Hay, Chair of the SFRS Board Pat Watters…

National trial sees firefighters respond to out of hospital cardiac arrests

Fire and rescue crews in selected areas of Scotland have received enhanced training in life-support, through a joint partnership approach with the Scottish Ambulance Service. A national trial and a first for Scotland involving Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)…

Scottish FRS and Texas Instruments conduct joint exercise in Inverclyde

Firefighters and an Inverclyde factory’s own emergency response team staged a joint training exercise to conduct search and rescue operations in a hazardous environment. The exercise at the Texas Instruments facility in Greenock on Wednesday (1 April) saw Scottish Fire…

Scottish FRS College Gullane runs its last course

The last course to take place at the SFRS College Gullane passed out on March 13th 2015. A former hotel building, the Scottish FRS College Gullane, East Lothian provided recruit training for each of the eight preceding fire and rescue…

House fires in Scotland leave two dead

Two people were killed and several others received treatment following weekend house fires across Scotland. Firefighters have urged the public to help them prevent further tragedies striking communities throughout Scotland. The frank message was issued by the Scottish Fire and…

Stranraer leads the way in recycling

The Fire Fighters Charity clothing recycling point at the Dumfries and Galloway fire station collected more for the charity than any other in Scotland. Stranraer Fire Station crews have been praised for their efforts after January’s collection of recycled clothing…

SFRS charities to get windfall after Red Hot Chilli Pipers gig

A fundraising concert in Glasgow generated more than £40,000 for the SFRS family Support Trust and Anthony Nolan. Two charities closely linked to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will benefit from more than £40,000 raised through a concert…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service appliance involved in crash

Yesterday evening (15th February) a fire appliance from Haddington fire station responded to a report of a road traffic collision on the A198 between Ballencrieff and Longniddry in East Lothian at 9.50pm. Whilst responding Edinburgh Operations Control received a message…

National Chip Week 2015

Cook your chips safely – fit a heat alarm in your kitchen It’s National Chip Week, a celebration of one of Britain’s traditional treats, and the top message from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is to cook your…

One dead following fire at Edinburgh Hospital

Firefighters deal with small fire and evacuation of patients from the Royal Victoria Building in the Western General Hospital. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were alerted to a fire in the Royal Victoria Building, Western General Hospital, Porterfield Road,…

Bonfire Night was busy for Scotland’s Firefighters

Firefighters throughout Scotland faced a busy 5th November with initial figures showing Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews responded to more than 1,100 incidents including around 507 bonfires across the country last night. Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, the…

Scotland’s seamless transition to a national fire and rescue service

It’s been an exceptional period of change for those of us working in the emergency services in Scotland. We have marked the inaugural year of the newly formed Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), established on 1 April 2013. The…

Guardians of the Mackintosh:

Firefighters save world-renowned building in Glasgow from a devastating blaze Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were hailed as heroes after battling for hours to prevent an intense fire at the famous Mackintosh building in Glasgow city centre from…

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