Under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue ceased to exist on 1 April 2013. This website is no longer active. The information contained on it is historical and relates to the period June 2007 to March 2013. Please visit www.firescotland.gov.uk for more information.
Board of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue
The Board of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue is the Fire and Rescue Authority for the West of Scotland. The Board is responsible for providing a fire and rescue service to almost half the population of Scotland - about 2.3 million people across a 14,000 square kilometre area that includes rural and island communities and Scotland's largest city, Glasgow.
The Board oversees and funds Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, one of Europe's largest fire and rescue services and second largest in the United Kingdom.
The passing of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 now means that the Board is responsible for the provision of a much wider range of emergency services beyond the traditional one of firefighting.
The wider range of services include:
- Promotion of Fire Safety
- The rescue of people from Road Traffic Collisions
- Responding to emergencies such as flooding and terrorist attacks
The Board has 34 members who represent the 12 local authorities that cover the Strathclyde area - Argyll & Bute, East Dunbartonshire, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.