Grampian Fire and Rescue Service

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Grampian Fire and Rescue Service
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Grampian Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray
Size 3,360 square miles (8,700 km2)
Population 525,936 (2001 Census)
Operations
Formed 1975
HQ Aberdeen
Stations 6 full-time, 33 retained
Fire authority Grampian Joint FRB
Website Grampian FRS

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was the statutory fire and rescue service for the area of Grampian, Scotland from 1975 until 2013. It was amalgamated into the single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in April 2013. The service provided emergency cover for residential areas, as well as providing it for a local Industrial harbour, oil and gas terminals and a commonly used heliport.[1]

FRS area[edit]

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service covered the geographical areas of the Moray, Aberdeenshire Council, and Aberdeen City Council. The population served is around 530,000, rising to around 850,000 in the summer months and tourist seasons. [2]

Stations[edit]

The headquarters were llocated at 19 North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, AB15 6DW. Additionally, there are five-full-time and over thirty part-time fire stations. Currently there are:

The Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was unusual in operating distinctive white painted fire engines.[4] Other UK fire services operate red painted vehicles. The creation of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will lead to the gradual repainting of Grampian's vehicles in red.[5]

Amalgamation in 2013[edit]

Grampian 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.

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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