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A van engulfed in flames on Scots Road as a dramatic image shows a huge blaze

Emergency crews rushed down a country road in Fife after a van burst into flames. The fire, in Cluny Road, Kirkcaldy, was reported to firefighters just before 2pm on Saturday March 12. Dramatic footage posted online by Fife Jammers shows fierce flames bursting from the bonnet and dominating the front engine windscreen. The van can be seen in the middle ...

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Emergency incident at Scottish chemical plant as workers rush to hospital

Three workers at an Edinburgh pharmaceutical factory have been rushed to hospital following an emergency incident. Emergency services rushed to the MacFarlan Smith facility on Path of wheat fields following reports of the problem on Wednesday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said that the ambulance service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were present. Three workers have since been hospitalized as ...

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Two people injured in horror crash after car crashes into wall in Scottish town

TWO people have been injured in a horror crash where a car allegedly crashed through a wall. Emergency services were dispatched to Main Road in Langbank, Inverclyde at around 7pm this evening. 3 A large emergency services presence was rushed into an accident in Langbank, InverclydeCredit: Kenneth Ramsay 3 A car is supposed to have left the road and crossed ...

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Edinburgh youths ‘dispersed’ by police following fires in busy city park

Dozens of Edinburgh teenagers have been dispersed from a busy park in the capital due to concerns about anti-social behavior following a series of incidents in recent weeks. About 40 ‘insane’ young people have been warned in the city’s Sighthill area after local residents shared concerns about ‘fires’ which broke out in the popular green space during the evening. Police ...

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MSPs urge Angus Robertson on Glasgow School of Art public inquiry

MSPs are urging ministers to hold a public inquiry into the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) fires. Their letter to Culture Secretary Angus Robertson follows the completion of an investigation that failed to find a cause in the 2018 fire that destroyed the world famous Mackintosh building – which at the time was undergoing £35 million restoration work after a ...

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Scots could be without power this weekend as second storm ‘could be worse’

Some Scots could be without power for the rest of the weekend as the impact of another storm set to hit on Sunday could be worse than expected, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Ms Sturgeon chaired a Scottish Government resilience meeting on Saturday as winds of over 100mph were recorded. On Twitter, Ms Sturgeon said the impact of Storm ...

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Herald Diary: Get A Hot Date At Art School

It was a parody for Scottish culture when Glasgow School of Art’s iconic Mackintosh building burned down in 2018, four years after a previous fire. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service report released this week admitted the cause of the second conflagration may never be known. Proving that we Scots can squeeze the humor out of the burning embers of ...

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East Ayrshire dad worries about ‘lava-like’ substance in nearby field

An East Ayrshire dad is “extremely concerned” about a field near his village where a “lava-like” substance is flowing underground. The field, near the former caravan park, has been in this condition for more than three years, according to Patna’s Tam Paton. The father-of-three says the Scottish Coal Board has erected fencing around the affected area, but it’s nowhere near ...

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Emergency services rush into major road incident near Charing Cross in Glasgow

Emergency services rushed to a major incident on a bridge in Glasgow’s Charing Cross area. Photos show a heavy police, fire and ambulance presence outside the Scottish Power building on St Vincent Street. St Vincent Street reopened westbound to Newton Street after closing for a short time. The nature of the incident is unclear, but police are currently staying at ...

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Black Isle’s water pressure issues could have hampered the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s response to a house fire

The service identified low pressure in some standpipes. Water pressure issues could have prevented the fight against a devastating fire in Black Isle, he revealed. The December 2 fire in Rosemarkie saw a woman treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The blaze was brought under control by six crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and an ...

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Police recover 400 pills in Falkirk town center arrest

This happened on Friday as officers deployed on Operation Noel were on patrol. They arrested a suspicious man in the city center. More than 400 tablets and a quantity of cash were recovered. Register to our daily newsletter The Falkirk Herald Today Newsletter cut through the noise Police arrested in connection with Operation Noël He will appear at Falkirk Sheriff ...

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The horror of the M8 fireball as a car flares up on a busy highway with fire crews called in

Police were forced to shut down a busy section of the M8 after an engine was engulfed in flames near Harthill. The emergency services remain present on the scene of the roadway in an easterly direction between junctions 5 and 6 Friday afternoon. The engine caught fire around 4 p.m. (Image: Lynsey Fojut) Read more Related Articles Motorists were warned ...

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55-year-old man arrested after Ayr apartments burnt down for aggression towards firefighters

A man has been arrested after he was allegedly “aggressive” towards firefighters fighting a fire in apartments in Ayr. Police confirmed they arrested a 55-year-old man shortly after firefighters rushed to the scene from an apartment in Argyle Park yesterday afternoon. Three fire trucks were dispatched to tackle the flames that spread to the ground floor of a property at ...

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Scottish mother was terrified and disabled daughter was going to ‘burn down’ in apartment targeted by fire

A petrified Edinburgh mom saw her five-year-old daughter’s bedroom fill with thick smoke when a fire started on the landing of their building. Natalia Ruszkowska lives in an apartment on the 9th floor of Castleview House in Moredun, one of four high-rise buildings that are continually the target of fires, according to Edinburgh Live. The 30-year-old fears she and her ...

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Blue Light Together: Prince William unveils historic mental health support for 999 heroes

November 25, 2021, 11:20 | Updated: November 25, 2021, 13:25 Prince William has unveiled a historic mental health support package for emergency service workers. He unveiled the Blue Light Together initiative to key figures in the UK’s first aid services at an event in London today. It’s an issue close to the heart of the Royal, the Duke having worked ...

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Advisors issue scam alert to homeowners ahead of new fire safety rules

South Lanarkshire advisers are urging residents to be cautious of scammers as new fire safety regulations take effect. From February 2022, new requirements for interconnected smoke detectors will be implemented for homeowners. The new regulations mean that all homes will have to have a smoke detector in the most used room, one in each circulation zone on each floor or ...

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Emergency incident at Loch Lomond as three men struggle in the water

A MAJOR emergency has been triggered at Loch Lomond after three swimmers found themselves struggling in the water. Emergency crews rushed to the picturesque Luss around 11:30 a.m. after panicked onlookers sounded the alarm bells. 1 Three men struggled in the water at Loch Lomond Police confirmed that three men had been rescued from the water and taken to safety. ...

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Two victims as Glasgow fire crews called for a fire on Wyndford Road from Maryhill

Firefighters were called last night to tackle a blaze in Maryhill that claimed two lives. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a call shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday after reports of smoke coming from an apartment on the third floor. Six fire trucks were deployed at the height of the now extinct fire. SFRS informed this morning that two ...

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Watch massive flames erupt from the Glasgow home as emergency services rush to the scene

Hero firefighters are currently battling a house fire in Glasgow which saw flames erupting from the roof of the property. Emergency services were called to the scene in the Cronberry Quadrant at approximately 8:19 p.m. Friday, November 5. Images from the area show several fire trucks parked on quiet Crookston Street with crews using an overhead device to extinguish water ...

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Teenager Badly Burned By Candle Supports Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Go Flameless’ Halloween Campaign

A teenager – who suffered severe burns as a child – is backing a call from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to ditch traditional tea lights in favor of a safer battery-powered alternative this Halloween. With children across the country ready to celebrate the event this weekend, the Service is highlighting the dangers of using wax tea lights ...

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Fire department sound fireworks and bonfire warning

THE Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) highlights the dangers of private use of fireworks. Private fireworks and bonfires can cause serious injury, fire departments have warned. The warning comes as some staged exhibitions are canceled for the second year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The SFRS is a stark reminder that bonfires and the private use of fireworks can cause ...

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Retired Scottish Fire Chief Wayne McCollin recalls the racial intolerance he endured as a child after leaving Barbados in 1960

Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article. Wayne McCollin, who rose to the rank of Deputy Chief Officer in the former Lothian and Borders Fire Department, first experienced racial intolerance when he moved to the UK with his family in 1960 . Now retired, he remembered the racist slurs that were ...

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Emergency services could be even more inclusive, says one of Scotland’s first black police officers

A founding member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Board and one of the first black police officers in Stirling – and Scotland – said more needs to be done to make the Scottish emergency service “really diverse”. Robin Iffla (photo) has served communities in Scotland for over 40 years. Son of Jamaican cricketer Irvin who came to Scotland ...

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Highland Councilor Duncan Macpherson calls for making the A9 junction with Daviot safer to help drivers in Inverness-shire

The junction of the A9 with Daviot. A HIGHLAND advisor requests road improvements on the A9 junction with Daviot at the B851. Stating that the issue is urgent and needs to be resolved, Highland Councilor Duncan Macpherson wrote to Transport Scotland and spoke to Highland Council officials to voice his concerns. Earlier this month, a nearby accident, where a woman ...

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Aberdeenshire Council Launches Review to Address Gull Problem in North East Communities

Aberdeenshire Council has started a review of how it is tackling the gull problem in the region. The move comes in response to lingering complaints about gulls from Aberdeenshire communities, despite Covid restrictions that were in place last year. A council spokesperson said: “Gulls are doing particularly well in many towns and villages – both in urban and rural areas ...

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Council fireworks are canceled | West Dunbartonshire Council

Posted on September 30, 2021 Councilors agreed to cancel the Council fireworks in Dumbarton and Dalmuir in November following the introduction of new Covid-19 restrictions. The move comes after new guidelines have been agreed to in the Scottish Parliament, meaning any adult attending a major event from 1 October 2021 will need to present their vaccination passport before they can ...

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Scottish fire services must prepare for wildfires amid climate crisis

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been told it needs to adapt to cope with the increasing risks of flooding and wildfires. In a new Scottish Government consultation document, it is revealed that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will need to prepare for more extreme weather conditions due to the climate crisis. While SFRS’s top priority remains ...

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Martin Blunden: Fury as the Scottish fire and rescue team were attacked by young people from Edinburgh during an emergency call to Gracemount

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) team were ambushed as they put out an out of control bonfire in the grounds of Mansion House in Gracemount just before 9 p.m. Sunday. Blinded firefighters were forced to call the police for backup as young people swarmed them with projectiles that damaged their fire engine. No injuries or arrests were reported, ...

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Irvine: training days for firefighters in the highlands before gradual demolition

Fire crews have received invaluable on-the-job training in Irvine’s high apartments as the five 14-story blocks await demolition. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service held another controlled fire simulation exercise in disused multi-story apartments at Doon Court last week – right next to where crews responded to the tragic Garnock Court fire which claimed the life of a resident 22 ...

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Houses ‘sink’ on Scots Street, forcing residents to safety

Heartbroken families were forced to flee their homes in terror in the early hours of the morning – after their buildings began to collapse. They rushed to retrieve their belongings after huge cracks appeared in their walls, floors and ceilings, exposing the houses below and the dirt below. The drama unfolded in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, this morning with some residents claiming ...

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Covid Scotland: Yousaf hopes for ‘significant’ improvement as army calls to drive ambulances

The Scottish Government has requested military assistance to help deal with deteriorating response times from the Scottish Ambulance Service, amid reports of patients dying and waiting in agony for hours before paramedics arrive . A total of 114 soldiers have been enlisted, with the first deployment of drivers expected to be behind the wheel from Sunday. Register now to our ...

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Scottish firefighters forced to use vacation time to protect themselves from virus win discrimination case

Scottish firefighters have been forced to use vacation and labor time when protecting themselves from the coronavirus. A shock case in an employment tribunal found that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) had inflicted “unfavorable treatment” on life-saving heroes when they forced disabled firefighters to take their protection time on their own. annual vacation. The firefighters union also argued ...

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Drumchapel’s flooded Summerhill Road could cost millions to repair

A STREET left with catastrophic damage from heavy rains that flooded dozens of homes could cost up to £ 2million to repair, it has been claimed. Multiple meetings between residents, councilors and officials have taken place with the aim of rectifying the problem, which has plagued the streets for several years. As previously reported, 50 homes were evacuated last month ...

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Scottish ace Andy Robertson surprises Little Champions trio with trip to see Santa

It was an evening that so many people have been waiting for – an evening filled with celebration, camaraderie and enthusiastic applause for his examples of heroism and moving and empowering dedication to others. The Scotland’s Champions Awards have seen stars from the stage, film and sport present awards, encourage and recognize the incredible acts of selfless courage shown by ...

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Firefighters tackle a large blaze in Scotland’s industrial area as a huge plume of smoke is seen in the area

Smoke was seen in a Scottish town this morning as a large fire broke out in an industrial area, Emergency services rushed to the scene of the Lenziemill industrial area in Cumbernauld after receiving reports of a fire. Two fire apparatuses were called in to help extinguish the flames at around 8:10 a.m. Thick black smoke could be seen from ...

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Antisocial behavior in town near Glasgow leads cops to use ‘tactics’

The ANTI-social behavior and unrest in a neighborhood in Wishaw prompted cops to use “tactics” to tackle problems faced by residents. Prevention and enforcement tactics are used by Craigneuk agents. Yesterday, local officers from the Wishaw Community Police and partner agencies held a ‘day of action’, reassuring locals that there is a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to those who engage in ...

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The Fochabers Fire Station salutes longtime Fantastic Four!

FOUR Fochabers firefighters with almost 150 years of service between them were honored. Firefighter Kenny Horn, Firefighter Stuart Jenkins, Years, Firefighter Bob Gerrard and FF Stuart Gerrard proudly present their awards (left to right). Photo: Fochabers Fire Station In a special ceremony at the fire station last Friday, it was time to applaud Stuart Jenkins (47 years of service), Bob ...

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Loch Lomond incident: Emergency services, including divers searching for water at a beauty spot in Balloch, Scotland, following concerns over a person

Emergency services are searching the water in Loch Lomond following a person’s concern on Friday evening (Photo: John Devlin). A police helicopter, divers and rescue boats were spotted in the Balloch area of ​​Loch on Friday evening. Scottish police have confirmed that divers have been in the water as part of their search for the person. Register now to our ...

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Ayrshire NHS emergency services show commitment to LGBT + equality

NHS Ayrshire & Arran worked with an emergency services partner to commemorate the end of Pride Month and show their continued support for the LGBT + community. Representatives from the NHS Ayrshire & Arran, the Scottish Police, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service waved a rainbow pride flag outside the University Hospital Crosshouse to commemorate ...

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RNLI Kessock responds to reports of vehicle in water in Ardesier

The volunteer crew of the Kessock RNLI Lifeboat was launched yesterday (Monday 12 July) at 6.15 p.m. to assess the scene off Ardesier following a British Coast Guard report of a submerged vehicle near shore. Kessock’s charity rescuers were at the rescue station about to begin their regular weekly training when pagers rang for an immediate launch. The crew quickly ...

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Police investigate an early morning car fire in Dundee

Scottish Police have opened an investigation after a car was badly damaged in a fire in Dundee. A silver BMW was on fire on Pitkerro Road in the Stobswell area shortly after 2 a.m. today. Help is on site shortly after 2 a.m. Firefighters were called from nearby Kingsway East station to put out the blaze as police remained at ...

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Firebomb maniacs strike 40 times in six months as wave of terror sweeps across Scotland

FIREBOMB maniacs have struck nearly 40 times in six months – sparking a wave of terror across Scotland, we can reveal. Cops are investigating dozens of incidents amid an alarming increase in home and engine fires. 6 Peter Lawwell’s house was the one targeted 6 Those targeted include businessmen, a politician, former Celtic general manager Peter Lawwell and innocent families ...

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Flat blast man was badly burned while trying to get rid of drugs in his kitchen

Man badly burned after blowing up his apartment while trying to create a mind-blowing drug faces jail. David Hastie, 38, concocted tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive component of marijuana – in his first-floor apartment, but caused an explosion when butane gas ignited. The force of the explosion blew up the windows of the property in Hamilton and caused extensive damage ...

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‘Truly generous’ family loses it all in house fire that started while dining

A family lost everything after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Saturday night when smoke was seen rising from the building. Firefighters have discovered a well-developed blaze on property in Hamilton’s Hillhouse area, Lanarkshire Live reports. Three more fire engines were dispatched to the scene to help control the flames while ...

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