Fife Fire and Rescue Service

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Fife Fire and Rescue Service
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Fife Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Fife, Scotland
Size 1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Population 345,600
Operations
Formed 1985
HQ Thornton
Staff approximately 550
Stations 14
Co-responder No
Website Fife Fire and Rescue Service.

Fife Fire and Rescue Service was the statutory fire and rescue service for the area of Fife, Scotland.[1] It was amalgamated into the single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in 2013.

History[edit]

Fife Fire and Rescue Service was formed in 1985 from Fife Fire Brigade, however its creation was a result of the Fire Services Act 1947. The service operates as a whole and is not divided into separate divisions as is the case with some fire services in the United Kingdom. FFRS provides fire cover to a large rural area; many stations are retained as there is no need to operate a fully staffed fire station in rural areas.[2]

Amalgamation in 2013[edit]

Fife 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 14 fire stations, both whole-time and retained (part-time). Divided as follows:

  • Eight retained fire stations:

Anstruther, Auchtermuchty, Burntisland, Cupar, Newburgh, St Andrews (plans to change St Andrews fire station to a day manned station are being considered), St Monans, Tayport.

  • Five whole-time stations

Pitreavie, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly, Methil.

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fife Direct - Appointment of Brigade Manager
  2. ^ History of the FFRS (year formed etc.)
  3. ^ Stations in operation (retained/wholetime)