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…

Firefighters in Dumfries and Galloway row for charity

Langholm Fire Station team rowed the equivalent distance of the English Channel (twice) for the SFRS Family Support Trust. Firefighters in Dumfries and Galloway powered over a distance of 68km (42 miles) on rowing machines to raise funds for the…

SFRS appoints officer to head service delivery in the East

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has recently appointed John Miller as head of Service Delivery for the East of Scotland. As the new Deputy Assistant Chief Officer (DACO) John will oversee the Local Senior Officers (LSO’s) who work…

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…

Fatal fire in Cumbernauld and two further people were taken to hospital after house fire at Inchwood Court

A woman was confirmed to have died after emergency services responded to a fire at a house in Cumbernauld’s Inchwood Court early this morning (5 February). The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) mobilised two appliances from Cumbernauld along with…

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…

Barrhead Fire Station marks 50th anniversary

Barrhead Community Fire Station has celebrated reaching 50 years serving the people of East Renfrewshire and other communities throughout Greater Glasgow. A vintage fire engine appeared in the station’s appliance bay as firefighters past and present gathered with invited guests…

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…

Fire in derelict school in Glasgow

Around 40 firefighters battled a blaze at a derelict building in Glasgow in the early hours of last Thursday (18th September). The fire on Shieldhall Road was the second at a derelict school in the Govan area of the city’s…

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