Local Senior Officers

There are seven local senior officers (LSOs) in the west 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 work 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.

Service Delivery Headquarters - West, 99 Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0EA
01698 300999.

The LSOs in the west of Scotland are:

Area Manager George McGrandles 
City of Glasgow

123 Port Dundas Road, Cowcaddens, Glasgow,G4 0ES
0141 302 3333.

George is the City of Glasgow LSO and is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of fire and rescue services in the city.

There are 11 wholetime fire stations in the City of Glasgow LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.

Area Manager Alan Fairbairn 
South Lanarkshire and temporary Dumfries and Galloway

Cleghorn Road, Lanark, ML11 7QT
01555 667000

Alan is LSO for the South lanarkshire and temporarily Dumfries and Galloway local authority areas. 

There are 17 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the Dumfries and Galloway LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.

Area Manager Jim Scott 
East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire

4 Barr Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8HD
01294 607000

Jim is the LSO for the East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire local authority areas.  Jim was formerly Area Commander for Argyll and Bute with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue.

There are 27 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.

Area Manager Martin Gordon 
East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

5 Thornhill, Johnstone, PA5 8JH
01505 356620

Martin is the LSO for the East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde local authority areas. 

There are eight wholetime and retained fire stations in the East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.

Area Manager Jim Hymas
Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire

2 Kilbowie Road, Hardgate, Clydebank, G81 6QT
01389 385999

There are 45 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.

Area Manager Iain McCusker
North Lanarkshire

Iain McCusker is the LSO for the North Lanarkshire local authority area.

Dellburn Street, Motherwell, ML1 1SE
01698 402720

There are seven wholetime and retained fire stations in the North Lanarkshire LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.

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