Recent tragic events in Manchester and London have underlined the threat that international terrorism poses to the United Kingdom.
These terrorist incidents have seen firefighters at the forefront of emergency response – tackling fires, providing emergency medical response and responding to any other hazards.
Scotland is not immune to this threat as was demonstrated by the past attack on Glasgow Airport.
Should attacks occur again in Scotland, our crews will be among the first emergency service personnel to arrive at the scene.
It is critical that our firefighters have the required skills, resources and assets available to respond effectively and efficiently to terrorist incidents and prevent further harm.