Scottish Fire & Rescue Service


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SFRSThe publication of a new Strategic Plan for 2016-19 instigates the requirement to carry out a mandatory review of all our Local Fire and Rescue Plans. To inform this review and to contribute to the development of new Local Fire and Rescue Plans we wish to gather views on local service provision.
For ease, a response to these questions can be made online on our consultation hub Citizen Space. Click the following link to access the Local Fire and Rescue Plan Review survey

Road Safety Awareness Event

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Road safety awareness presentation

19:00 hours 8 February 2016

Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk 

Why: to reduce local RTC casualties

                Raise road safety measures in area

                The public can take control of their own driving style

                Raise awareness of consequences of an accident

                Open to members of the public aged 16 years +

Location: Lecture room, Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk

                  safety presentation on a disc

Practical demonstration – in car park of Old Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk

Public can view demonstration and appreciation of experiences when using extrication techniques – noise.

Working with a local partner (Tower Garage, Laurencekirk)

Issue a voucher on the night for free tyre and light check for their vehicle

Prize draw – free MOT.


Presentation; 19:00 – 19:45

Practical;  20:00 – 20:30

Laurencekirk and Stonehaven RDS personnel.


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At a recent Brave@Heart awards, Stonehaven’s Crew Manager Gavin Strachan received an award form First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for outstanding bravery in exceptional circumstances.

Gavin was part of a crew responding to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service gain entry to a property to reach a casualty. SFRS arrived prior to the ambulance crew, gained access to the property to be confronted by a woman in the late stages of labour.

Gavin and another member (Tim Hull) of the SFRS prepared to deliver the baby and within minutes he successfully delivered the baby. They cleared the airway and the baby started to cry loudly much to the relief of the mother and the SFRS crew.

Other crew members were John Strachan, Alec Gordon, Matthew Crabb and Neil Innes.