Who we are
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is here to serve the people of Scotland – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Our Service was established on 1st April 2013, bringing together the collective skills and experience from across Scotland’s previous eight fire and rescue services.
You may think that our role is pretty straightforward – to prevent and control fires but, as any of our 8,000 firefighters will tell you, there’s much more to the job than that.
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 close partnership with local communities right across Scotland to deliver crucial safety messages in the fight against fire.
When emergencies do occur, our staff are ready and equipped to respond, attending tens of thousands of specialist services and Road Traffic Incidents (RTCs) every year as well as a wide range of fires.
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. Find out more on how to keep you and your family safe from fire.