Fife Fire and Rescue Service


Fife Fire and Rescue Service

Infobox UK Fire and Rescue
name= Fife Fire and Rescue Service


area= Fife, Scotland
start= 1985
population= 345,600
size= 1300 square kilometres
staff= approximately 550
BM= Danny O'Donnell
stations= 15
HQ= Thornton
FA=



web= [http://www.fifefire.gov.uk/orgs/index.cfm?fuseaction=home&orgid=E1647A34-B979-11D5-BF3F0002A5349AC9 Fife Fire and Rescue Service.]

Fife Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the area of Fife, Scotland, its Chief Fire Officer is Danny O'Donnell. [ [http://www.fifefire.gov.uk/orgs/index.cfm?fuseaction=home&orgid=E1647A34-B979-11D5-BF3F0002A5349AC9 CFO - Service main wesbite.] ]

History

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 in to separate divisions as is the case with some fire services in the United Kingdom. The FRS 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. [ [http://www.fifefire.gov.uk/orgs/index.cfm?fuseaction=display.STR&orgid=E1647A34-B979-11D5-BF3F0002A5349AC9&contentid=5045 History of the FRS (year formed etc.)] ]

tations

The service operates 14 fire stations, some of these however are retained, and some whole-time. There are currently

* Eight retained fire stations.AnstrutherAuchtermuchtyBurntislandCuparNewburghSt Andrews (plans to change St Andrews fire station to a day manned station are being considered)St MonansTayport
* Six whole-time stations. Dunfermline(scheduled for closure)GlenrothesKirkcaldyLochgellyMethilRosyth (scheduled for closure)A new station is being built at Pitreavie, replacing Dunfermline and Rosyth and is due for completion in early 2010

* Fife FRS HQ is located in Thornton: [ [http://www.fifefire.gov.uk/orgs/index.cfm?fuseaction=display.FSTA&orgid=E1647A34-B979-11D5-BF3F0002A5349AC9&contentid=5043 Stations in operation (retained/wholetime)] ]

ee also

* Fire Services in Scotland
* FiReControl
* Fire apparatus
* Fire engine
* Fire

References


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