Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service

Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service
Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service
Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service
Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service area
Area Dumfries and Galloway
Size 2,380 square miles (6,200 km2)
Population 147,765
Formed 1975
HQ Dumfries
Staff 437 +
Stations 17
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Website Dumfries and Galloway FRS
Fire authority Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Authority.
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Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue sercvice for the area of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.



The service has a total of 17 fire stations in operation, these vary in terms of part time, whole-time and both whole-time and retained combined, currently there are:

  • One station covered by whole-time and retained
  • 15 stations covered by part time staff
  • One Auxiliary unit located at Drummore[1]


The FRS has a total of 29 fire appliances which cover the whole area of Dumfries and Galloway. The majority of these are regular fire and rescue appliances and the remainder are specialist units:

  • 21 Fire and rescue appliances(FRT)
  • 1 Major Rescue Vehicle (MRV)
  • 1 Incident Support Unit(ISU)
  • 2 Combined Aerial Rescue Pumps (CARP)
  • 1 Incident control unit (ICU)
  • 2 Prime mover appliances (PM)
  • 2 Decontamination units
  • 1 Urban search and rescue unit
  • 1 Auxiliary firefighting unit

In addition the FRS also has 2 FRTs involved with their training department and 5 as reserve appliances. They have also recently taken delivery of an Aerial Rescue Tender(ART)in line with many other FRS's as a new ininiative to replace ageing aerial appliances by combining a standard pumping appliance with an aerial appliance, the concept is a good idea from an engineering perspective (and on paper to fire boards looking to save money(reduces station establishment by two firefighters)), but the actual practicalities, performance and functionality has led to not many being put on the run due to minor set backs in the design as is the case with the one due to be put on the run in Dumfries.

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