Who we are
We are the world’s fourth largest fire and rescue service committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.
We are a national organisation delivering our front-line services locally from three strategically positioned hubs based in the North, West and East of the country.
You may think that our role is pretty straightforward – to prevent and control fires but, we do so much more than that.
We respond to many different emergency incidents including road traffic collisions, rope rescue, water rescue, hazardous materials and flooding as well as assisting our partner agencies to keep our communities safe.
The best way to deal with an emergency is to prevent it from happening in the first place, and our role starts long before any 999 call is made. We work in closely with our key partners right across Scotland to deliver crucial fire safety messages and create safer communities for our people.
As part of our prevention programme, we offer everyone in Scotland a free home fire safety visit. We also fit smoke alarms free of charge if your home requires them.
When emergencies do occur, our staff are ready and equipped to respond to many different types of incidents within our communities.
Our high service standards have demanded an ever increasing commitment to development and our firefighters continue to be amongst the best equipped and most highly trained in the world.
Our aspiration is that by working together for a safer Scotland, we can help reduce the incidence of fire and continue to play a key role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.
Find out more on how to keep you and your family safe from fire.