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.
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.
“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.”
Firefighters were drafted to more than 2,000 deliberate fires during last year’s Bonfire season, latest figures reveal.
Simon Routh-Jones of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been appointed as the new Chief Inspector.
“Alasdair has led the creation of one of Scotland’s most respected and valued public services.”
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is on a recruitment drive across Orkney