SFRS worker recalls plight of isolated elderly woman as she asks communities to reach out

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service worker has spoken of the plight of an elderly woman forced to live in her kitchen to stay warm – as she underlines the need to look out for the vulnerable this Christmas. Louise…

TechnologyOne provides seamless support to SFRS during COVID-19

As the world’s fourth largest fire and rescue service, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) has faced maintaining a 24/7 emergency response during the current COVID-19 outbreak and Cloud based technology has played a significant role in ensuring they…

SFRS launches campaign to reduce false fire alarm signals

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is continuing its efforts to reduce thousands of needless false fire alarms by launching an information campaign. According to the latest statistics, firefighters responded to a total of 28,713 such incidents over the course…

More than 60 deliberate fires started every day in Scotland during Spring 2019

Firefighters in Scotland were called to tackle more than 60 deliberate fires every single day during Spring last year – almost double during the same period in 2018. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were mobilised to a total…

SFRS launches national Youth Volunteer Scheme

A young person has told how he is helping to change views of a “tearaway youth culture” in Scotland – by volunteering with the national fire and rescue service. Oliver McKenzie spoke movingly about his commitment to helping others as…

Schoolboy receives Chief Officer Commendation for coastal rescue heroics

A schoolboy who helped his grandad to safety after he slipped on rocks has been awarded a Chief Officer’s Commendation by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.  Nathan Anderson-Moores, from Tameside in Greater Manchester, was visiting family in the Scottish…

SFRS launch new search and rescue dog Mac

A young English Springer Spaniel has now joined the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service as its new search and rescue asset. Three-year-old ‘Mac’ recently passed his grading in Merseyside and was unveiled today as an operational search dog for the…

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.…

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