SFRS appeals to communities to stay safe this Festive Season

More than 500 accidental house fires were recorded across Scotland during last year’s festive season. New figures lay bare the extent of seasonal dwelling fires responded to by firefighters, with 527 incidents recorded between December 11 and January 15. The…

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…

Gordonstoun – the Scottish school with its own fire station

IT’S been dubbed the nation’s royal fire station – and boasts the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips as a former captain. Hidden among the green, rolling Moray countryside, Gordonstoun is famously the exclusive boarding school attended by Prince Philip and Prince…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Fire at the Hunterstone Deep Water Port, Scotland

At 0945hrs yesterday, Sunday 22 March 2015 appliances from Ardrossan, Largs and Kilmarnock Community Fire Stations were mobilised to a report of a conveyor on fire at the Deep Water Port, Hunterston Terminal in Fairlie. Initial responding crews were faced…

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…

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