Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - Working together for a Safer Scotland

Information is provided on how the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service meets national priorities and objectives whilst delivering performance to a high standard that keeps residents safe from the risk of fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was established on 1st April 2013, bringing together the collective skills and experience from across Scotland's previous eight fire and rescue services.

Whilst a firefighters role is pretty straightforward - to prevent and control fires but, as any of the 8,000 firefighters will tell you, there's much more to the job than that.

The best way to deal with an emergency is to prevent it from happening in the first place, and their role starts long before any 999 call is made. They work in close partnership with local communities right across Scotland to deliver crucial safety messages in the fight against fire.

The vision of a safer Scotland drives their performance in every area and at every level of their Service; it sets their agenda and fuels the efforts of each and every member of their staff.

Their performance is delivered through the planning processes, which set out what each part of their organisation will do to deliver that vision for Scotland.

Priorities and Objectives

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service objectives are defined by the Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016, which places their work within the context of the Scottish Government's strategic objectives to make Scotland wealthier & fairer, smarter, healthier, safer & stronger, and greener.

Their progress against these objectives is the subject of close scrutiny and will be measured against defined Performance Indicators.

The frontline delivery is measured against key performance indicators such as the numbers of accidental and deliberate fires, road traffic collisions, fire injuries and fatalities.

They work in tandem with local authorities and Community Planning Partnerships to ensure a focused approach to delivering the best outcomes for the people of Scotland.

Fire Safety Information

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