Devastating fires impacting areas of grass and woodland quadrupled across Scotland in a year, the latest figures reveal.
“We are appealing to people to take great care – it is crucial that people act safely and responsibly in rural environments and follow the countryside code.”
Between March and April 2018 SFRS crews dealt with a shocking 1,824 needless blazes
Scotland’s Fire and Rescue Service is keen to diversify its workforce and encourage new recruits from all walks of life.
The new regulations come about after the Grenfell tragedy. 72 people lost their lives as a result of the fire which broke out in the multi storey block of flats in London on 14th of June 2017.
“It comes as no surprise to us that we are seeing overwhelming support in some areas while there is a need for further discussion in others.”
Simon Routh-Jones of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been appointed as the new Chief Inspector.
Orkney’s firefighting training facilities took a leap forward with the unveiling yesterday of a new £1.2million unit at Kirkwall Airport funded by the Scottish Government