Public asked to have their say on changes to workplace automatic fire alarm response

A consultation on proposals to change the response to workplace automatic fire alarm (AFA) signals has been launched today by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). These alerts result in more than 28,000 call-outs each year, with only 2%…

Final call to help shape the future of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is appealing to the people of Scotland for their views on the future direction of the services it provides to make the country an even safer place to live, work and visit. Chief…

A mother who tragically lost her son warns of the dangers of open water

The mother of a young man from Fife who tragically lost his life last summer at a local beauty spot is warning of the dangers of open water. Keivan Ulhaq, 20, had been socialising with friends at Lochore Meadows, known…

Minister switched on to new electric cars for SFRS

A circuit of charge points has been switched on to support a new fleet of electric vehicles for firefighters in rural communities across Scotland in a drive to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, £2m of funding was provided by the…

MSA Bristol secures major contract with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

MSA Bristol has secured a major new managed services contract with the UK’s largest fire and rescue service: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. MSA Bristol is a leading supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to firefighters across the globe. Its…

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…

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…

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service chooses SaaS solution to support geographically dispersed workforce during Covid-19

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service is upgrading its finance systems to a new state-of-the-art Software as a Service solution from leading enterprise software provider TechnologyOne. The fire and rescue service, which protects hundreds of thousands of residents and tourists across…

SFRS launch national recruitment drive for 999 control room staff

A fire service Watch Commander revealed how his training helped save the life of someone trapped inside a burning car, as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched a new recruitment drive. Operations Control staff member Marc Benedictus received the…

Lanarkshire firefighter marks incredible 40-year anniversary protecting local community

A firefighter has been honoured after marking his incredible 40 years on the frontline. Gilbert ‘Gibby’ Rowan joined the ranks as a retained firefighter at Larkhall Community Fire Station in 1980, and has served as Watch Commander since 2001. Over…

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