Posts Tagged "Scottish Fire and Rescue Service"

Scottish fire chiefs to consider using budget vans without full rescue equipment

Cut-price fire trucks carrying only a fraction of the equipment of a traditional appliance could be introduced across Scotland. A senior officer has been tasked with examining the feasibility of introducing “tactical response vehicles” to the Scottish fire service. The…

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Fire services attend large blaze at factory on Harris

The fire is reported to be at a net cleaning factory. A fire has broken out at a factory on the Isle of Harris. Emergency services were called to the incident at around 4.30pm in Scalpay. Five fire appliances attended…

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Scottish fire chiefs sell state-of-the-art £1m engines for just £15k​

Two state-of-the-art fire engines bought for nearly £1 million have been sold for just £15,000. Red-faced fire chiefs have admitted the two appliances, purchased by the now defunct Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, have been sold off nearly…

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Equipment stolen after drone images posted online

Thieves targeted new fire engines stored in a compound – after a drone enthusiast took pictures of them from the air. Equipment worth thousands of pounds was stolen from the secure compound after an amateur drone pilot flew his device…

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Cardiac arrest survival rates hit an all-time high in the Borders

A surge in CPR training has seen the Borders become the Scottish capital for surviving cardiac arrests. In the space of two years the survival rate for out-of-hospital arrests has risen from just four per cent to a current figure…

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Chemical scare leads to pool closure

Parts of Peebles were sealed off on Wednesday following a chemical scare at the town’s swimming pool. A specialist team from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service along with local crews rushed to Port Brae during the early afternoon. Police and…

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Glasgow scrapyard fire extinguished after 20-hour operation

A major scrapyard blaze that sent plumes of black smoke into the air and cut off power to thousands of homes has been extinguished. The fire near Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium broke out at about 4.30pm on Sunday and saw crews…

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The International Emergency Team

Introduction to IET The International Emergency Team (IET) is a voluntary organisation born following the efforts of Mehrban Sadiq, from the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service, to increase the standards of fire safety overseas. The IET is primarily…

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Horse rescued by firefighters after falling down cliff

Fire crews were called out the incident in Cammachmore, Aberdeenshire, on Thursday. A horse which fell down a cliff has been rescued by firefighters in Aberdeenshire. Fire crews were called out the incident in Cammachmore shortly after 1pm on Thursday….

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launches appeal for pet oxygen masks

Firefighters are appealing for funds to make sure more of their stations carry lifesaving oxygen masks for pets. A non-profit organisation called Smokey Paws works to provide oxygen resuscitation masks, free of charge, to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service….

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