SFRS statement regarding football flags
30 January 2015
Contrary to media reports, supporters should NOT attend community fire stations to have banners or flags checked or certified.
We have been made aware of a newspaper article regarding safety regulations for spectators wishing to take flags into the National Stadium Hampden Park for Sunday’s Scottish League Cup semi-final match.
The article includes a line advising fans to attend their local fire station in order to have flags checked and issues with a safety certificate. This is incorrect – the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has no involvement in determining the safety of flags for use by supporters in stadiums and we are not able to issue any such fire safety certificates.
For the avoidance of doubt,
supporters should under no circumstances attend community fire stations to have banners or flags checked or certified. It is important everyone remember that SFRS crews at operational fire stations can be mobilised at any time and these vital resources must not be delayed in getting to emergencies.