Local Senior Officers
There are five local senior officers (LSOs) in the east of Scotland who work hard to create strong relationships with local councils and our other community partners to continue the provision of dedicated local fire and rescue services.
LSOs will with local authorities and partners to provide effective links with local communities and ensure that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service deliver the benefits of fire reform at a local level. This includes the protection of local frontline services and a commitment to build on the positive outcomes that have already been delivered as individual fire and rescue services, for people to be safer, particularly from fire but also from other emergencies that may occur across the country.
LSOs ensure that communities across Scotland have a more equitable access to the full range of specialist fire and rescue service resources including water rescue, rope rescue, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and the personnel, equipment, training and facilities to deal with a wide range of issues from fires, road traffic collisions, major weather related events, the potential risks from a terrorist attack, significant industrial accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) response.
They also oversee the Prevention and Protection agenda for their respective areas ensuring that the public have access to the full range of community safety support from free home fire safety visits to specialist advice for individuals and organisations.
Area Manager Kenny Rogers
City of Edinburgh
McDonald Fire Station, McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4NS
0131 550 4951
LSO Kenny Rogers is the Local Senior Officer (LSO) for the City of Edinburgh local authority area.
There are eight fire stations in the City of Edinburgh LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager David Farries
East Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders
Dalkeith Fire Station, Abbey Road, Dalkeith
0131 660 1672
David is the Local Senior Officer (LSO) for Mid and East Lothian and the Scottish Borders local authority areas.
There are 21 wholetime, retained and dual crewing fire stations in the Mid Lothian, East Lothian and Scottish Borders LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Gary Laing
Falkirk and West Lothian
Falkirk Fire Station, Westfield FK2 9AH/West Lothian Civic Centre 07917267506
Gary is the LSO for Falkirk and West Lothian local authority areas.
You can follow Gary on Twitter @LSOGaryLaing and learn more about the work of the Falkirk and West Lothian LSO Area by following @scotfire_FlkWL.
There are 11 wholetime and retained fire stations in the Falkirk and West Lothian LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Iain Vincent
Kirkcaldy Fire Station, 16 Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2RW
Iain is the LSO for the Fife local authority areas.
You can keep up to date with the work of the Fife LSO area by following @scotfire_fife
There are 13 wholetime and retained fire stations in the Fife LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Roddie Keith
Stirling and Clackmannanshire
Alloa Fire Station, Clackmannan Road, Alloa, FK10 4DA
Roddie is responsible for delivering all aspects of our service to the communities of Stirling, Alloa, the Trossachs and surrounding areas. Stirling and Clackmannanshire have a combined population of more than 140,000 people and has the responsibility to ensure that our communities remain safe from fire and other emergencies as far as possible.
Roddie will also engage with partner agencies to develop a joined approach to community safety, preventing duplication of effort and exploring options for collaborative working.