RECENTLY published fire and rescue statistics have been welcomed by the Kingdom’s service.
The results, published by the Scottish Government, showed that Fife fire officers had performed well.
In the last year accidental dwelling fires in Fife have decreased by over five per cent and the numbers of casualties resulting from fire incidents have decreased by over 9 per cent and by a significant 60 per cent over five years.
These figures, which are statutory performance indicators used by each fire and rescue service as a benchmark, confirm Fife Fire and Rescue Service now has the lowest casualty numbers for five out of the last five years across Scotland.
The first quarter of this year (April to June), shows there have been no fatalities or casualties.
Chief fire officer Neil McFarlane said: “These performance measures clearly demonstrate the collective professionalism and commitment of all staff in their continued endeavours of making our communities safe.”