The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has a legal responsibility to deal with fires that cause damage to any property. We attend fires in buildings of all types and sizes. These range from small fires involving sheds, garages, houses, small shops. Through to large scale fires involving factories, shopping centres and high flats.
Fire can strike anywhere at any time – something Scotland’s firefighters know all too well. Special occasions and celebrations leave our communities particularly vulnerable, with alcohol, cooking and fireworks a potentially lethal combination. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service works to prevent tragedy striking when our guard is down, with key safety messages reaching the public via radio, television, newspapers, magazines, social media and the internet.
Firefighters are at the heart of their communities and an alliance with schools, youth clubs and countless other organisations ensures the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is working in partnership for a safer Scotland. Crews train partner agencies’ staff and volunteers in how to identify fire hazards, lower risks and raise safety. Community firefighters visit groups to increase awareness of simple steps everyone can take to prevent fire and protect lives.
Resources and Amenities
Four seasonal plans have been developed to address peak levels of activity.
Spring and Easter Action Plan; designed to reduce the number of moorland and grass fires that occur at this time of the year; along with the number of deliberate fires that occur during the Spring/Easter School holiday period.
Summer and Holiday Action Plan; designed to safeguard holiday makers/visitors and reduce the number of outdoor and deliberate fires and fire related antisocial behaviour that occurs during the summer months.
Autumn and Bonfire Action Plan; designed to ensure public safety and reduce the number of deliberate fires that occur during the months of October and November.
Winter and Festive Action Plan; designed to safeguard vulnerable people and reduce the number of accidental dwelling fires, fatalities and casualties that occur within the home during the winter months.