Those who understand fire heritage care about it passionately and want to share this unique heritage with those they encounter.
The Trust’s aim is to actively share the history of fire fighting in Scotland, the acts of heroism and the stories of the individuals who have committed their lives to it, as well as cultural and commemorative activities, to engage with the public to improve fire safety and help create more resilient communities.
How we do it
We will be working with the groups which originally operated under the eight legacy fire and rescue services in Scotland which are now under the Trust’s national umbrella. This offers great opportunities to learn from each other, share ideas and work together to make best use of what we have. The groups are all different, but include:
Scottish Fire Heritage Groups
Scottish Fire Heritage Groups, such as those based at Greenock and in Grampian; the Fire Vehicle Preservation Group, Scotland and the Museum of Fire which will be re-opening in Edinburgh in 2022. There’s also a library and archives based in the West Service Delivery Area HQ in Hamilton.
The Mobile Museum
The Mobile Museum which travels to open days and events across Scotland, and a “Museum in a Box” educational resource containing equipment, photos, ceremonial items and medals, based on the theme of ‘Life and Times of a Firefighter,’ - please ask your local community action team - if you are interested in booking these, please contact SFRS.Museuminabox@firescotland.gov.uk.
SFRS Pipe Bands
Novice Juvenile and Senior G2 SFRS Pipe bands - these support commemorative occasions and attend events such as Fire Station open days; they also compete in major competitions.
FRHS is a Registered Scottish Charity: Scottish Charity Number: SC046924