The Cannich burn area covers approximately fifteen square kilometres (approx. 1,500 hectares). At its height, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) mobilised nine appliances and a number of other resources to bring the fire under control. The emergency response included the use of helicopters to water bomb the affected area.
It is safer, better for the environment and often less expensive to attend organised public firework displays.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received 1,100 calls between 3.30pm and 11.30 pm on Bonfire Night, 5th of November.
“It is a fire service tradition to show that we can adapt to support our communities – and this has certainly come to the fore over recent weeks.”
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is highlighting the risk of fire that comes with emollient creams during Older People Month of Action
“The fact that our firefighters are called to thousands of deliberately set fires each year is completely unacceptable.”
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has partnered with leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease and save men’s lives.
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.”
Last year Scottish firefighters were called out to 327 household fires which were caused by faulty white goods – those are electrical appliances like washing machines, tumble driers and dishwashers.