Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service

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Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service
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Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire
Size 2,643 km2 (1,020 sq mi)
Population 284,710
Operations
Formed 1975
HQ Falkirk
Staff 3,562
Stations 17
Co-responder No
Website centralscotlandfire.gov.uk

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service was the statutory fire and rescue service for the area of Central Scotland, Scotland between 1975 and 2013. It was amalgamated into the single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in 2013.

History[edit]

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service (CSFRS) was formed in 1975 when control of fire services was passed from local authorities to the new Central Region Council. When the Central Regional Council was abolished in 1996 the three new unitary authorities each took part in the running of the service. Originally called Central Region Fire Brigade in 1975, changed in 1996 to Central Scotland Fire Brigade and in 2004 it changed to Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service to reflect the change in the operations it carried out.

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service, along with the other seven fire and rescue services across Scotland, was amalgamated into a single, new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on 1 April 2013. This replaced the previous system of eight regional fire and rescue services across Scotland which existed since 1975. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has its headquarters in Perth.

Stations[edit]

The service operated 17 fire stations.

Area Population Full-time station Retained station Volunteer Stations
Clackmannanshire 48,630 1 1 0
Falkirk 149,150 3 2 0
Stirling 86,930 1 9 (7) 0 (2)
  • 0 volunteer stations :
  • (Upgraded to retained)

Appliances[edit]

CSFRS had a total of 34 fire appliances which cover the whole area of Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmananshire. The majority of these are water tender ladder (WrLs) and the remainder were mostly specialist units:

  • 17 Water tender Ladders - WrL
  • 5 Water Tenders - WrT
  • 2 Light Fire Appliances - LFA(changed from VSU as unit are no longer volunteers)
  • 1 Rescue Tender - RT
  • 1 Operational Support Unit - OSU
  • 2 Fire Fogging Units - FFU
  • 1 Water Carrier - WrC
  • 1 Aerial Ladder Platforms - ALP
  • 1 Prime Mover + High Volume Pump, Hose pod & Environmental Pod - PM + HVPU
  • 1 Incident Response Unit - IRU
  • 1 Command Unit - CU
  • 1 Fire Investigation Unit - FIU
  • 1 Water Rescue Unit -WRU
  • 1 EFAD Training Vehicle
  • Urban Search and Rescue Team - USAR + USAR pod

Regional Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland 1975-2013[edit]

The following eight regional fire and rescue services (originally known as fire brigades) were merged on 1 April 2013, creating the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service:

The same boundaries were also used for the eight territorial police forces, which were amalgamated into Police Scotland on 1 April 2013.

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