Senior Service Personnel - East
Head of Service Delivery - Stewart Nicholson
Deputy Assistant Chief Officer Stewart Nicholson leads service delivery in the East area.
Local Senior Officers
There are four local senior officers (LSOs) in the east of Scotland who work hard to create strong relationships with local councils and our other community partners to continue the provision of dedicated local fire and rescue services.
LSOs will with local authorities and partners to provide effective links with local communities and ensure that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service deliver the benefits of fire reform at a local level. This includes the protection of local frontline services and a commitment to build on the positive outcomes that have already been delivered as individual fire and rescue services, for people to be safer, particularly from fire but also from other emergencies that may occur across the country.
LSOs ensure that communities across Scotland have a more equitable access to the full range of specialist fire and rescue service resources including water rescue, rope rescue, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and the personnel, equipment, training and facilities to deal with a wide range of issues from fires, road traffic collisions, major weather related events, the potential risks from a terrorist attack, significant industrial accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) response.
They also oversee the Prevention and Protection agenda for their respective areas ensuring that the public have access to the full range of community safety support from free home fire safety visits to specialist advice for individuals and organisations.
Area Commander Stephen Gourlay - City of Edinburgh
McDonald Fire Station, McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4NS | 0131 550 4951
Stephen is the Local Senior Officer (LSO) for the City of Edinburgh local authority area.
There are 8 fire stations in the City of Edinburgh LSO area.
Area Commander Hilary Sangster - Midlothian, East Lothian and Scottish Borders
Dalkeith Fire Station, Abbey Road, Dalkeith | 0131 660 2619
Hilary is the Local Senior Officer (LSO) for East Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.
There are 21 wholetime, retained and dual crewing fire stations in the Mid Lothian, East Lothian and Scottish Borders LSO area.
Area Commander Dave Sharp - Falkirk and West Lothian
Falkirk Fire Station, Westfield FK2 9AH | 01324 610500
Dave is the Local Senior Officer (LSO) for Falkirk and West Lothian local authority areas.
Learn more about the work of the Falkirk and West Lothian LSO Area by following @scotfire_FlkWL.
Area Commander Mark Bryce - Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Fife
Kirkcaldy Fire Station, 16 Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2RW | 01592 261601
Mark is the Local Senior Officer (LSO) for Stirling, Clackmannanshire and fife local authority areas.