PA shares her story on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

A high-ranking PA for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has bravely shared her experience of racism and spoken candidly about how it continues to cast a shadow over her life. Charmaine Jones suffered horrific racial abuse as a child…

Firefighters will spend more time on keeping people safe after a public consultation backed calls to reduce their attendance at false alarms

Crews of up to nine were routinely being mobilised in two fire appliances to an average 28,479 false alarms each year – equating to around 57,000 unnecessary blue-light journeys. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recently held a 12-week public…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service advises on risks of home fireworks displays this Bonfire Night

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is underlining the dangers of the private use of fireworks as some organised displays are being cancelled for the second year due to Covid-19 restrictions.  The annual Bonfire Night event in Glasgow has also…

SFRS outlines preparations to support COP26

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has set out how it is working to protect communities from new risks linked to climate change as it prepares to help support a safe COP26. The major event, which is taking place in…

SFRS reveals firefighters respond to almost 30,000 workplace false alarms each year

Around 64,000 hours of firefighters’ time is needlessly spent each year checking out false alarms from workplaces, figures from the latest Scottish Fire and Rescue Service consultation show. The Service mobilises on average two fire appliances and nine firefighters to…

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…

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