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#StrongerNorth Latest update

November 7, 2014 by


Just time to add one more pre-upgrade post … information from local police as part of the #StrongerNorth initiative: 6 November report: Disturbances in the Forth area Following several minor incidents of disorder in the Forth area of Edinburgh last night, a number of fireworks were thrown at Drylaw Police Station. As a response, we […]

Busy night for Scotland’s firefighters

November 6, 2014 by


Firefighters attend over 500 bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night Scotland’s firefighters faced a busy 5 November with initial figures showing Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews responded to more than 1,100 incidents including around 507 bonfires across the country last night. Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, the SFRS director of service delivery, said: “While it […]

Stay safe: Environmental wardens issue bonfire advice

October 30, 2014 by


Guy Fawkes Night can be a lot of fun, but the build up to the big night can all too often bring fear and  misery to communities too. North Neighbourhood Environmental Wardens team leader MARK BANNON offers some seasonal advice: Advice from the SFRS is to attend a safely organised bonfire and firework display. However […]

Let’s make Bonfire Night the safest ever

October 28, 2014 by


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is appealing for the public’s help to ensure that 2014’s Bonfire Night is the safest ever for Scotland: Bonfire Night is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for the SFRS with the number of emergency calls typically seeing a 40% increase throughout the period. SFRS […]

5 November: fewer bonfires but rise in attacks on firefighters

November 8, 2013 by


Fewer bonfires in the East but a rise in attacks This year saw a reduction in the number of bonfires attended by fire and rescue service personnel in the east of Scotland (the former Central, Lothian and Borders and Fife areas) but disappointingly there was increase in attacks on firefighters. Group Manager Steve Gourlay, Edinburgh […]

Remember, remember this Guy Fawkes safety advice

November 5, 2013 by


sfrs_bonfires_2013_v6.2 Bonfire Safety Tips Advice from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is to attend a safely organised bonfire and firework display. However if you must have a bonfire at home make sure it is well away from buildings, vehicles, trees, hedges, fences, power lines, telecommunications equipment and sheds  – and you must ensure that […]

Police issue fireworks warning ahead of derby clash

October 29, 2013 by


Police Scotland will be carrying out an operation at tomorrow’s League Cup Quarter Final between Hibs and Hearts, searching for anyone in possession of fireworks or flares. Officers will be carrying out searches outside Easter Road stadium, and a specialist search dog, capable of detecting flares, will also be used to identify anyone trying to smuggle […]

Drama to educate pupils on fireworks danger

October 29, 2013 by


An informative play about the dangers of misusing fireworks will be performed to around 1,500 pupils in schools across Edinburgh during the run up to Guy Fawkes night. TOAST shows pupils how dangerous fireworks can be, as well as raising issues such as peer pressure, bullying and managing aggression. The production involves two actors playing 11 […]

Oganised public display is best bet for Bonfire Night

October 14, 2013 by


Thinking of building a bonfire?  The simple advice from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is: DON’T! It is much safer to attend an organised public display. Fire crews in Scotland are up to four times busier on 5 November than any other night of the year. Wasting time and resources attending unsafe or uncontrolled […]

Broughton pupils get dramatic fireworks message

November 1, 2012 by


A powerful play about the dangers of misusing fireworks is being performed at Broughton High School today. TOAST is a 30 minute drama which shows pupils how dangerous fireworks can be, as well as airing issues such as peer pressure, bullying and managing aggression.  It was originally commissioned by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) […]