Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS; Scottish Gaelic: Seirbheis Smàlaidh agus Teasairginn na h-Alba) is the national fire and rescue service of Scotland. It was formed by the merger of eight regional fire services in the country on 1 April 2013. It thus became the largest fire brigade in the United Kingdom, surpassing the London Fire Brigade. [1]

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Seirbheis Smàlaidh agus Teasairginn na h-Alba
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.png
Operational area
CountryScotland
Address5 Whitefriars Crescent
Perth
PH2 0PA
Agency overview
Established1 April 2013 (1 April 2013)
Employees8,281 (2016)
Facilities and equipment
Stations356
Engines533
Website
www.firescotland.gov.uk Edit this at Wikidata
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Cambuslang

ConsolidationEdit

After a consultation,[2] the Scottish Government confirmed on 8 September 2011[3] that a single fire and rescue service would be created in Scotland to replace the eight existing local authority fire and rescue services.

Following further consultation[4] on the detailed operation of the service, the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill was published on 17 January 2012.[5] After scrutiny and debate by the Scottish Parliament, the legislation was approved on 27 June 2012.[6] The Bill duly received royal assent as the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012. This Act also created Police Scotland in place of the previous eight regional police forces. The mergers were effective from 1 April 2013. Eight months after the consolidation, an internal report said the reorganisation had not negatively affected operational response.[7]

The service is headquartered in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, on the south-eastern outskirts of Glasgow, incorporating a national training centre, opened in January 2013. There are a further three service delivery centres in the east, west and north of the country.[8]

StructureEdit

On 16 August 2012, the Scottish Government confirmed the first chief fire officer of the new service would be Alasdair Hay, then acting chief fire officer of Tayside Fire and Rescue Service, following an open recruitment exercise.[9]

Pat Watters, former president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, was also announced as chair of the service, an appointment to run for three years from September 2012.[10]

Members of the SFRS Board appointed in October 2012 were Watters, Bob Benson, James Campbell, Kirsty Darwent, Marieke Dwarshuis, Michael Foxley, Robin Iffla, Bill McQueen, Sid Patten, Neil Pirie, Martin Togneri and Grant Thoms.[11]

Chief OfficersEdit

OperationsEdit

 
SFRS firefighter douses flames at the Glasgow School of Art fire in May 2014

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended 25,002 fires in 2014/15. The service also delivers a preventative programme, with 65,343 free home fire safety visits conducted in 2015/16.[12]

As well as fighting fires, the service attends tens of thousands of specialist services such as road traffic collisions, water rescues and flooding incidents. In 2014/15, it attended 10,740 non-fire incidents.[12]

Water rescueEdit

 
Fair Isle community fire station

The service is the primary emergency service for the rescue of persons from the River Clyde in Glasgow. The service has a fleet of four rescue boats stationed at various points downstream of the tidal weir and works closely with the Glasgow Humane Society and other agencies. The service works alongside other emergency services during flooding events to ensure the safety of communities and rescue people in difficulty, with specialist swift water rescue teams positioned on major waterways and areas of activity. Firefighters are routinely called out to water, flood and boat rescues. For example, during Storm Frank in December 2015, SFRS received 350 flood-related calls in the space of six days.[13]

WildfiresEdit

In 2015, SFRS were called out to 78 wildfire incidents in total, with over half of those taking place in the north of Scotland.[12]

Medical emergenciesEdit

In 2015, a national trial was launched, in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service, which has seen firefighters at certain stations receive enhanced CPR training aimed at increasing survival rates for people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.[14]

Fire stationsEdit

Currently the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service operate 356 fire stations throughout Scotland. Scotland’s fire stations are crewed in six different ways:

  • Wholetime (WT): A station with full-time firefighters crewing twenty-fours a day.
  • Wholetime/Retained Duty System (WT/RDS): As above but with retained firefighters providing back-up when required.
  • Wholetime/Day-Crewed (WT/DC): Livingston fire station operates with wholetime frefighters crewing the first appliance, and day-shift firefighters crewing the second appliance, and who will then respond via pager at night if required.
  • Retained Duty System (RDS): Crewing on an 'on-call' basis. These are predominantly located in some of the more rural areas.
  • Volunteer (VOL): as above but firefighters receive no payment for their work.
  • Community Response Unit (CRU): a volunteer unit with a small LDV appliance specifically suited to their particular area. Found in the Highlands.

Northern Service Delivery AreaEdit

The Northern Service Delivery Area incorporates all of the fire stations of the former fire & rescue services of Grampian (GFRS), Highlands & Islands (H&IFRS) and Tayside (TFRS). It has 1.2 million residents and operates 164 fire stations. The Northern Service Delivery Area headquarters is located at Dyce fire station on the outskirts of the city of Aberdeen. For ease of operations and multi-agency interaction, the Service Delivery Area is further sub-divided into smaller Local Service Areas structured in line with local councils; they are:

  • PKAD: Perth & Kinross, Angus and Dundee
  • ABER: Aberdeen City
  • ABM: Aberdeenshire and Moray
  • HLNDE: Highland (East)
  • HLNDW: Highland (West)
  • WIOS: Western Isles, Orkney Isles and Shetland Isles
Fire Station Name Call Sign Local Area Former FRS Duty System Operational Appliances
Perth P01 PKAD TFRS WT 2x RP, ARP, WRU, TRRU, MRV4, MRV2, 3x PM, pods: EnvPU, FRU, FU, IR, WU
MacAlpine Rd, Dundee P02 PKAD TFRS WT RP, ARP, USAR, PM, pod: ATV
Blackness Rd, Dundee P03 PKAD TFRS WT 2x RP, ALP, CSU, MRV4, 2x PM, pod: MDU
Kingsway East, Dundee P04 PKAD TFRS WT 2x RP, WRU, TRRU, MRV4, MRV2, PM
Balmossie P05 PKAD TFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, DIM, PM
Arbroath P06 PKAD TFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, MRV4
Aberfeldy P20 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Pitlochry P21 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Dunkeld P22 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Coupar Angus P23 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Blairgowrie P24 PKAD TFRS RDS 2x RP
Alyth P25 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Kirriemuir P26 PKAD TFRS RDS 2x RP
Forfar P27 PKAD TFRS RDS 2x RP, EnvPU
Brechin P28 PKAD TFRS RDS 2x RP
Montrose P29 PKAD TFRS RDS 2x RP
Carnoustie P30 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Kinross P31 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Auchterader P32 PKAD TFRS RDS 2x RP
Crieff P33 PKAD TFRS RDS 2x RP
Comrie P34 PKAD TFRS RDS RP
Kinloch Rannoch P60 PKAD TFRS VOL VSU (RP)
Kirkmichael P61 PKAD TFRS VOL VSU (P)
Glenshee P62 PKAD TFRS VOL VSU (P)
North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen Q01 ABER GFRS WT 2x RP, MIU, USAR, DIM, SORU, MRV2
Central, Aberdeen Q02 ABER GFRS WT 2x RP, ALP, WRU, ISU, MRV2, PM, pod: MDU
Altens, Aberdeen Q03 ABER GFRS WT 2x RP, CSU, TRRU, MRV4, MRV2, PM, pod: ATV
Dyce Q20 ABER GFRS RDS RP, ISU, FIU
Elgin R01 ABM GFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, WRU, ISU, MRV2, 2x PM, pods: EnvPU, FRU, FU, IR, WU
Peterhead R02 ABM GFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, ISU, 2x MRV2
Forres R20 ABM GFRS RDS 2x RP
Lossiemouth R21 ABM GFRS RDS RP (compact sized, 4x4)
Buckie R22 ABM GFRS RDS RP, WrC
Cullen R23 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Portsoy R24 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Banff R25 ABM GFRS RDS RP (compact sized)
Macduff R26 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Fraserburgh R27 ABM GFRS RDS 2x RP
Maud R28 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Ellon R29 ABM GFRS RDS 2x RP
Oldmeldrum R30 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Inverurie R31 ABM GFRS RDS 2x RP
Kintore R32 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Stonehaven R33 ABM GFRS RDS 2x RP, WrC
Inverbervie R34 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Laurencekirk R35 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Banchory R36 ABM GFRS RDS 2x RP
Aboyne R37 ABM GFRS RDS RP(4x4)
Ballater R38 ABM GFRS RDS RP, PM, pod: ATV
Balmoral R39 ABM GFRS RDS RP(4x4)
Braemar R40 ABM GFRS RDS RP(4x4)
Tomintoul R41 ABM GFRS RDS RP(4x4)
Dufftown R42 ABM GFRS RDS RP(4x4)
Aberlour R43 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Rothes R44 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Fochabers R45 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Keith R46 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Huntly R47 ABM GFRS RDS 2x RP, PM
Aberchirder R48 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Turriff R49 ABM GFRS RDS RP, WrC
Insch R50 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Alford R51 ABM GFRS RDS RP
Strathdon R52 ABM GFRS RDS RP(4x4)
Gordonstoun R53 ABM GFRS VOL 2x VSU (P & LFA)
Inverness S01 HLNDE H&IFRS WT/RDS 3x RP, ALP, HRU, ISU(trailer), WrC, FU, CSU, 2x MRV4, ATV, PM
Thurso S20 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS 2x P, MRV2
John O'Groats S21 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS P
Wick S22 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP, P, EnvSU
Dunbeath S23 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP
Helmsdale S24 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS P
Lairg S25 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS P
Golspie S26 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP
Bonar Bridge S27 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS LFA
Dornoch S28 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS P
Tain S29 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP
Invergordon S30 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP, P
Dingwall S31 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP, P
Fortrose S32 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS P
Beauly S33 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS P
Nairn S34 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP, P
Grantown S35 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP, P
Aviemore S36 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP
Kingussie S37 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP
Fort Augustus S38 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RP
Foyers S39 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RRU
Drumnadrochit S40 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS P
Cannich S41 HLNDE H&IFRS RDS RRU
Lybster S60 HLNDE H&IFRS CRU VSU (LFA)
Balintore S61 HLNDE H&IFRS CRU VSU (LFA)
Cromarty S62 HLNDE H&IFRS CRU VSU (LFA)
Carrbridge S63 HLNDE H&IFRS CRU VSU (LFA)
Nethybridge S64 HLNDE H&IFRS CRU VSU (LFA)
Newtonmore S65 HLNDE H&IFRS CRU VSU (LFA)
Kinlochleven T20 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RP, P
Fort William T21 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RP, P, WRU, MRV2
Strontian T22 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P (compact sized), WrC
Lochaline T23 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Kilchoan T24 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Acharacle T25 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Mallaig T26 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Glenelg T27 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Kyle of Lochalsh T28 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RP
Broadford, Isle of Skye T29 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RP
Portree, Isle of Skye T30 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P, MRV4 (EnvSU)
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye T31 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Uig, Isle of Skye T32 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Staffin, Isle of Skye T33 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Raasay T34 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Lochcarron T35 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Applecross T36 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Torridon T37 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Kinlochewe T38 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Gairloch T39 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Aultbea T40 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Ullapool T41 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RP, P, MRV2
Achilitibuie T42 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Lochinver T43 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Scourie T44 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Kinlochbervie T45 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P (compact sized)
Durness T46 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Tongue T47 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS P
Bettyhill T48 HLNDW H&IFRS RDS RRU
Spean Bridge T60 HLNDW H&IFRS VOL VSU (LFA)
Muck, The Small Isles T61 HLNDW H&IFRS VOL VSU (Trailer)
Ratagan T62 HLNDW H&IFRS VOL VSU (LFA)
Valtos, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles U20 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RRU
Gt. Bernera, Western Isles U21 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles U22 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Ness, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles U23 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles U24 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP, P, MRV4 (EnvPU)
South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles U25 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Western Isles U26 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
(Isle of) Scalpay, Western Isles U27 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Leverburgh, Isle of Harris, Western Isles U28 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Lochboisdale, South Uist, Western Isles U29 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
(Isle of) Benbecula, Western Isles U30 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP, P (compact sized), MRV2
Bayhead, North Uist, Western Isles U31 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Lochmaddy, North Uist, Western Isles U32 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RRU
(Isle of) Barra, (Castlebay), Western Isles U33 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P, LFA
Rousay, Orkney V20 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Westray, Orkney V21 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Papa Westray, Orkney V22 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RRU
North Ronaldsay, Orkney V23 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Sanday, Orkney V24 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Eday, Orkney V25 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Stronsay, Orkney V26 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Shapinsay, Orkney V27 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Stromness, Orkney V28 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP, P
Kirkwall, Orkney V29 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP, P, MRV2
St. Margarets Hope, Orkney V30 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Hoy, Orkney V31 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RRU
Mid Yell, Shetland W20 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Unst (Baltasound), Shetland W21 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Fetlar, Shetland W22 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Whalsay, Shetland W23 WIOS H&IFRS RDS P
Bressay, Shetland W24 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RRU
Lerwick, Shetland W25 WIOS H&IFRS RDS 2x RP, MRV4, MRV2
Sandwick, Shetland W26 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP
Sumburgh, Shetland W27 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP
Scalloway, Shetland W28 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP
Bixter, Shetland W29 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RRU
Walls, Shetland W30 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Brae, Shetland W31 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP, P
Hillswick, Shetland W32 WIOS H&IFRS RDS LFA
Fair Isle W33 WIOS H&IFRS RDS RP

Eastern Service Delivery AreaEdit

The Eastern Service Delivery Area incorporates several fire stations of the former Central Scotland Fire & Rescue Service (CSFRS) and all those of both Fife Fire & Rescue Service (FFRS) and Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service (L&BFRS). It has 1.6 million residents and operates 65 fire stations. The Eastern Delivery Service Area headquarters is located at Newbridge to the west of Edinburgh. For ease of operations and multi-agency interaction, the Service Delivery Area is further sub-divided into smaller Local Service Areas structured in line with local councils; they are:

  • MELB: Midlothian, East Lothian and Scottish Borders
  • EDIN: Edinburgh City
  • FWL: Falkirk and West Lothian
  • SC: Stirling & Clackmannanshire
  • FIFE: Fife
Fire Station Name Call Sign Local Area Former FRS Duty System Operational Appliances
Dalkeith J01 MELB L&BFRS WT 2x RP, MRV4, USAR (crewed jointly with Newcraighall)
Musselburgh J02 MELB L&BFRS WT RP, MRV4
Galashiels J03 MELB L&BFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, WRU, MRV4
Hawick J04 MELB L&BFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, WRU
Tranent J20 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Haddington J21 MELB L&BFRS RDS 2x RP
North Berwick J22 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP, RRU
East Linton J23 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Dunbar J24 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Eyemouth J25 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Duns J26 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Coldstream J27 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Kelso J28 MELB L&BFRS RDS 2x RP
Jedburgh J29 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Newcastleton J30 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Innerleithen J31 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Peebles J32 MELB L&BFRS RDS 2x RP
West Linton J33 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Penicuik J34 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Lauder J35 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Selkirk J36 MELB L&BFRS RDS RP
Crewe Toll, Edinburgh K01 EDIN L&BFRS WT 2x RP, TL, PM, pod: MDU
McDonald Rd, Edinburgh K02 EDIN L&BFRS WT 2x RP, ALP, DIM, SORU
Marionville, Edinburgh K03 EDIN L&BFRS WT RP, ISU, WRU, MRV4
Newcraighall, Edinburgh K04 EDIN L&BFRS WT RP, 2x ISU, MRV4, USAR (crewed jointly with Dalkeith)
Liberton, Edinburgh K05 EDIN L&BFRS WT RP, CSU
Sighthill, Edinburgh K06 EDIN L&BFRS WT RP, ARP, HRU, MRV4
Toll Cross, Edinburgh K07 EDIN L&BFRS WT 2x RP, TL, TRRU
South Queensferry K20 EDIN L&BFRS RDS RP
Bo'Ness L01 FWL CSFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, CSU, MRV4
Livingston L02 FWL L&BFRS WT/DC 2x RP, FIU
Bathgate L03 FWL L&BFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, WRU, MRV4
Falkirk L04 FWL CSFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, ALP, SORU, MRV4, PM, pods: EnvPU, HVPU, HVHL
Larbert L05 FWL CSFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, WrC, MRV4
Linlithgow L20 FWL L&BFRS RDS RP
Broxburn L21 FWL L&BFRS RDS RP
West Calder L22 FWL L&BFRS RDS RP
Whitburn L23 FWL L&BFRS RDS RP
Slamannan L24 FWL CSFRS RDS RP
Denny L25 FWL CSFRS RDS RP, RRU
Stirling M01 SC CF&RS WT 2x RP, WRU, MRV4
Alloa M02 SC CF&RS WT/RDS 2x RP, HRU, OSU, MRV4
Balfron M20 SC CF&RS RDS RP
Aberfoyle M21 SC CF&RS RDS RP
Crianlarich M22 SC CF&RS RDS LFA
Tyndrum M23 SC CF&RS RDS LFA
Killin M24 SC CF&RS RDS RP
Dunblane M25 SC CF&RS RDS RP, 2x MRV4
Tillicoultry M26 SC CF&RS RDS RP
Bridge of Allan M27 SC CF&RS RDS RP
Doune M28 SC CF&RS RDS RP
Callander M29 SC CF&RS RDS RP
Dunfermline N01 FIFE FF&RS WT 2x RP, ARP, WrC, MRV4, 2x PM, pods : EnvPU, FRU, FU, IR, MDU, WU
Lochgelly N02 FIFE FF&RS WT 2x RP, TRRU, MRV4
Glenrothes N03 FIFE FF&RS WT 2x RP, 2x WRU, MRV4
Methill N04 FIFE FF&RS WT 2x RP, MRV4
Kirkcaldy N05 FIFE FF&RS WT 2x RP, ALP, MRV4 (Foam Carrier)
Burntisland N20 FIFE FF&RS RDS RP
Auchtermuchty N21 FIFE FF&RS RDS RP
Newburgh N22 FIFE FF&RS RDS RP
Tayport N23 FIFE FF&RS RDS RP
St. Andrews N24 FIFE FF&RS RDS 2x RP
Anstruther N25 FIFE FF&RS RDS RP
St. Monans N26 FIFE FF&RS RDS RRU
Cupar N27 FIFE FF&RS RDS 2x RP

Western Service Delivery AreaEdit

The Western Service Delivery Area incorporates all the fire stations of both the former Dumfries & Galloway Fire and Rescue Service (D&GFRS) and Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (SFR). It has 2.4 million residents and operates 164 fire stations. The Western Service Delivery Area headquarters is located at Hamilton Fire Station to the east of Glasgow. For ease of operations and multi-agency interaction, the Service Delivery Area is further sub-divided into smaller Local Service Areas structured in line with local councils; they are:

  • GLAS: City of Glasgow
  • SL: South Lanarkshire
  • NL: North Lanarkshire
  • EWDAB: East Dumbartonshire, West Dumbartonshire and Argyll & Bute
  • ERRI: East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
  • ENSA: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire
  • DG: Dumfries & Galloway
Fire Station Name Call Sign Local Area Former FRS Duty System Operational Appliances
Cowcaddens B01 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP, MRV4
Calton B02 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP
Polmadie B03 GLAS SFR WT RP, ARP, WRU, SEV
Castlemilk B04 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP
Pollock B05 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP
Govan B06 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP
Yorkhill B07 GLAS SFR WT RP, FIU
Knightswood B08 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP, WRU
Maryhill B09 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP, ALP, MDU
Springburn B10 GLAS SFR WT RP, ARP, MDU
Easterhouse B11 GLAS SFR WT 2x RP, HRU
East Kilbride C01 SL SFR WT 2x RP, TRRU, MRV4
Clydesmill C02 SL SFR WT RP, ARP, WRU, PM, pods: HVP, HVHL, EnvPU, BASU
Hamilton C03 SL SFR WT 2x RP, EnvPU, MRV4
Lanark C04 SL SFR WT/RDS 2x RP, MRV4
Strathaven C20 SL SFR RDS RP
Larkhall C21 SL SFR RDS RP
Carluke C22 SL SFR RDS RP
Biggar C23 SL SFR RDS RP
Abington C24 SL SFR RDS RP
Douglas C25 SL SFR RDS RP
Lesmahagow C26 SL SFR RDS RP
Leadhills C60 SL SFR VOL VSU (2x L4V)
Motherwell D01 NL SFR WT RP, ARP, WRU, HL
Bellshill D02 NL SFR WT RP, CSU
Coatbridge D03 NL SFR WT RP, ARP, MIU, MDU
Cumbernauld D04 NL SFR WT 2x RP, PM, pod: USAR
Stepps D20 NL SFR RDS RP
Kilsyth D21 NL SFR RDS RP, EnvPU
Shotts D22 NL SFR RDS RP
Kirkintilloch E01 EWDAB SFR WT RP
Bishopriggs E02 EWDAB SFR WT RP, DIM
Milngavie E03 EWDAB SFR WT RP, CSU
Clydebank E04 EWBAB SFR WT RP, ARP, MIU, USAR
Dumbarton E05 EWBAB SFR WT/RDS 2x RP
Helensburgh E06 EWBAB SFR WT/RDS 2x RP
Oban E07 EWBAB SFR WT/RDS 2x RP, ALP, WRU, SEV, FTr
Balloch E20 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Arrochar E21 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Garelochhead E22 EWBAB SFR RDS RP, RRU
Cove E23 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Dunoon E24 EWBAB SFR RDS 2x RP
Tighnabruaich E25 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Inverary E26 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Lochgilphead E27 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Tarbert E28 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Campbeltown E29 EWBAB SFR RDS 2x RP
Rothesay, Isle of Bute E30 EWBAB SFR RDS 2x RP
Bowmore, Isle of Islay E31 EWBAB SFR RDS RP
Tobermory E32 EWBAB SFR RDS 2x RP
Lochgoilhead E60 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Colintraive E61 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (L2V, L4V)
Strachur E62 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Minard E63 EWBAB SFR VOL RRU
Carradale E64 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Ardfern E65 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Kilmelford E66 EWBAB SFR VOL RRU
Appin E67 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Bridge of Orchy E68 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Dalmally E69 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Isle of Gigha E70 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Port Ellen, Isle of Islay E71 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay E72 EWBAB SFR VOL RRU
Isle of Tiree E73 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Isle of Coll E74 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Salen, Isle of Mull E75 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (L4V)
Craignure, Isle of Mull E76 EWBAB SFR VOL RRU
Bunessan, Isle of Mull E77 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Isle of Iona E78 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Lismore E79 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Kerrara E80 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (L4V)
Isle of Seil E81 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (L4V)
Luing E82 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Isle of Jura (Craighouse) E83 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Isle of Colonsay E84 EWBAB SFR VOL VSU (LFA)
Greenock F01 ERRI SFR WT/RDS RP, ARP
Port Glasgow F02 ERRI SFR WT/RDS 2x RP
Johnstone F03 ERRI SFR WT/RDS 2x RP, ALP
Paisley F04 ERRI SFR WT RP, ARP, MRV4, SEV
Renfrew F05 ERRI SFR WT RP, MRV4, PM, pods: EnvPU, FR, FU, IR, WU
Barrhead F06 ERRI SFR WT RP
Clarkston F07 ERRI SFR WT RP
Gourock F20 ERRI SFR RDS RP, RRU
Kilmarnock G01 ENSA SFR WT RP, ARP, MIU (MDU), USAR
Ayr G02 ENSA SFR WT/RDS 2x RP, ARP, WRU, SEV
Dreghorn G03 ENSA SFR WT/RDS 2x RP, CSU, MRV4
Kilwinning G04 ENSA SFR WT RP, MICU, MRV4, FTr
Ardrossan G05 ENSA SFR WT 2x RP
Skelmorlie G20 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Largs G21 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Kilbirnie G22 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Beith G23 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Dalry G24 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Stewarton G25 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Newmilns G26 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Mauchline G27 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Muirkirk G28 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Cumnock G29 ENSA SFR RDS 2x RP
New Cumnock G30 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Dalmellington G31 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Colmonell G32 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Girvan G33 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Maybole G34 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Troon G35 ENSA SFR RDS RP, RRU
Lamlash, Isle of Arran G36 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Brodick, Isle of Arran G37 ENSA SFR RDS RP
Millport, Great Cumbrae Island G38 ENSA SFR RDS RP, RRU
Lochranza, Isle of Arran G60 ENSA SFR VOL VSU (4x4 RP)
Corricravie, Isle of Arran G61 ENSA SFR VOL RRU
Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran G62 ENSA SFR VOL VSU (4x4 P)
Dumfries H01 DG D&GFRS WT/RDS 2x RP, ARP, HRU, WRU, CSU, MRV4, PM
Sanquhar H20 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Thornhill H21 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Moffat H22 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Lockerbie H23 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Langholm H24 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Gretna H25 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Annan H26 DG D&GFRS RDS RP, RRU
Dalbeattie H27 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Castle Douglas H28 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Kirkcudbright H29 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Gatehouse of Fleet H30 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Newton Stewart H31 DG D&GFRS RDS 2x RP, WRU, MRV4
Whithorn H32 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Stranraer H33 DG D&GFRS RDS 2x RP
New Galloway H34 DG D&GFRS RDS RP
Drummore H60 DG D&GFRS VOL RRU

Fire appliance abbreviations glossaryEdit

  • ALP: Aerial Ladder Platform.
  • ARP: Aerial Rescue Pump - a dual-role appliance combining a Rescue Pump and an Aerial Ladder Platform.
  • ATV: All-Terrain Vehicle.
  • BASU: Breathing Apparatus Support Unit.
  • CSU: Command Support Unit - mobile control room for use at large or protracted incidents.
  • DIM: Detection/Identification/Monitoring Unit - a mobile laboratory.
  • EnvPU: Environmental Protection Unit. Both dedicated Environment Protection Unit vehicles and demountable pod units used.
  • EnvSU: Environmental Support Unit.
  • FIU: Fire Investigation Unit.
  • FTr: Forestry Trailer.
  • FU: Foam Unit. Both a dedicated Foam Unit vehicle and demountable pod units are used.
  • HL: Hose Lorry.
  • HRU: Heavy Rescue Unit.
  • ISU: Incident Support Unit.
  • LFA: Light Fire Appliance - a basic firefighting appliance on a 3.5-tonne LDV or Mercedes Sprinter van chassis.
  • L2V: Light Two-Wheeled-Drive Vehicle used by some Western SDA volunteers to carry equipment to the fire or incident.
  • L4V: Light Four-Wheeled-Drive Vehicle used by some Western SDA volunteers to carry equipment to the fire or incident.
  • MICU: Major Incident Control Unit.
  • MIU: Major Incident Unit.
  • MRV2: Two-wheeled-drive Multi-Role Vehicle.
  • MRV4: Four-wheeled-drive Multi-Role Vehicle.
  • P: Pump - a standard Pump Ladder carrying a 13.5-metre main ladder but with very limited rescue gear.
  • PM: Prime Mover - a transporter for carrying and delivering various roll-on/roll-off demountable modules (Pods) to the fire-ground using a hook-arm multi-lift system.
  • RP: Rescue Pump - a Pump Ladder carrying a 13.5-metre main ladder and enhanced hydraulic rescue gear.
  • RP(4x4): Four-wheeled-drive Rescue Pump.
  • RRU: Rapid Response Unit - an innovative light Rescue Pump built by Emergency One UK on the Iveco 70C18D chassis. It operates with a crew of three on the urban spec appliance, and four on the rural version. Amongst the comprehensive inventory of kit carried is a fully-integrated Coldcut Cobra C360 system and the Coldcut Cobra multi-purpose nozzle system, which allows a fire to be fought from outside as the high-pressure lance can pierce the exterior skin of a building. The RRU also carries a light portable pump (LPP) that is connected to the onboard 740 litres water tank, but can be easily removed for remote operation, a Clan Lukas Tools eDraulic combination tool for use in RTC rescues, four lengths of 75mm and four lengths of 45mm hose, two sets of Breathing Apparatus (B.A.), a high-pressure hose reel jet, chimney fire equipment, floodlights, a dry powder extinguisher, a thermal imaging camera, a defibrillator, a positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fan, and a 4.8-metre ladder.
  • SEV: Supplementary Equipment Vehicle. Used to ferry kit and firefighters to river launches when responding with the Water Rescue Units or Fire Boats.
  • SORU: Special Operations Response Unit.
  • TL: Turntable Ladder.
  • TRRU: Technical Rope Rescue Unit.
  • USAR: Urban Search & Rescue. Currently demountable pods used, but planning to switch to dedicated vehicles.
  • VSU: Volunteer Support Unit - an appliance crewed solely by community volunteers at Volunteer fire stations and Community Response Units. Several varieties of vehicle in operation from Light four-wheeled Vehicles (L4V), Light Fire Appliances (LFA), to full-sized Pumps (P) and Rescue Pumps (RP).
  • WRC: Water Carrier.
  • WRU: Water Rescue Unit.

Pods Units:

  • ATV: All-Terrain Vehicle transporter.
  • EnvPU: Environmental Protection Unit.
  • FRU: Flood Response Unit.
  • FU: Foam Unit.
  • HVHL: High Volume Pump Hose laying Unit.
  • HVP: High Volume Pumping Unit.
  • IR: Incident Response Unit.
  • MDD: Mass Decontamination Dis-robe Unit.
  • MDR: Mass Decontamination Re-robe Unit.
  • MDU: Mass Decontamination Unit.
  • USAR: Urban Search & Rescue.
  • WU: Welfare Unit.

National Training CentreEdit

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service National Training Centre opened in January 2013. The facility in Cambuslang features a mock town with realistic motorways, railway tracks and buildings, including a multi-storey tenement structure.[15]

ImpactEdit

The following services were merged to create the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service:

The number of control rooms handling 999 calls was also reduced from eight to three.

The consolidation of regional call centres has reportedly resulted in a number of dispatching errors. For example, in December 2016 a crew from Raasay was mobilised to an incident on Skye – a journey that would have required taking their fire engine on a ferry – despite there being five fire stations on Skye, and despite alternative crews from the mainland being able to reach Skye directly via a road bridge. On another occasion, a crew from Beauly was sent to a blaze 10 miles away in Dingwall as the dispatcher was allegedly unaware Dingwall had its own fire station.[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who we are". London Fire Brigade. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2014. LFB employs approximately 7,000 staff of which 5,800 are operational firefighters and officers
  2. ^ Research report on consultation 15 September 2011 - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/09/15110325/0
  3. ^ Scottish Government news release 8 September 2011 - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/09/08142643
  4. ^ Research report on consultation 16 December 2011 - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/12/15130636/0
  5. ^ Scottish Government news release 17 January 2012 - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2012/01/Police-Fire17012012
  6. ^ Scottish Government news release 27 June 2012 - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2012/06/policeandfirereformstage327062012
  7. ^ "Praise after fire service merger". The Herald. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Your Area". Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 6 January 2017. three service delivery HQs
  9. ^ "Alasdair Hay named as new chief for merged Scottish fire service". BBC News. 16 August 2012.
  10. ^ "First new Police Authority and Fire Service chairmen appointed". BBC News. 31 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Scottish Fire and Rescue Service" (Press release). Scottish Government. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  12. ^ a b c "Fire & Rescue Statistics 2014-15" (PDF). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  13. ^ Hannan, Martin (6 January 2016). "Fire crews worked 'flat out' after the flood devastation". The National. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Firefighters to respond to cardiac arrest cases". BBC News. 29 October 2015.
  15. ^ "New fire training centre simulates burning buildings and train crashes". STV News. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  16. ^ "All at sea". Private Eye. London: Pressdram Ltd. 10 February 2017.

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