Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sign TUC’s Dying to Work Charter and commit to employees
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has signed up to the Dying to Work Campaign which aims to help employees who become terminally ill at work. The campaign is managed by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and employers are…
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…
West Lothian firefighter enrols help from daughter as he dashes to rescue deer

A firefighter has told how his schoolgirl daughter helped him rescue a deer – armed with a bunch of carrots. Station Commander Kevin Ketchen was at home when he received an emergency call to save the distressed animal that was…

Firefighters attend more than 350 fires on Bonfire Night 2019

Firefighters across Scotland dealt with more than 350 bonfires on their busiest night of the year. Initial figures indicate that Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews had responded to approximately 359 bonfires across the country between 3.30 pm and 11.30 pm…

SFRS launches the latest and proven firefighting technology and £7.6million fleet of new fire engines

SCOTLAND’s firefighters will soon be armed with the latest technology to tackle fires – capable of blasting through solid concrete and steel. The Ultra High-Pressure Lances – branded ‘Coldcut’ – will enable crews to inject a fire suppressant through the…

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…

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