Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Reform 2010–2015

  • Lynda Taylor
  • Peter MurphyEmail author
  • Kirsten Greenhalgh


How and why has the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) evolved since 2010, when the purpose, legislation, structure, objectives and performance of fire services all started to diverge from their English equivalents. Although Scotland is still partially regulated by UK-wide legislation such as the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), the country enacts its own legislation on the delivery of most public services, including fire and rescue. Scotland was not subject to the Fire and Rescue Service Act of 2004 but had its own (very similar) Fire and Rescue Services Act of 2005. The more recent Police and Fire Reform Act (2012) culminated in the establishment of a single national Fire and Rescue Service for Scotland, a new Fire and Rescue Framework in 2013 which was updated in 2016 following the service restructuring.


Devolution Austerity Reorganisation and reform Christie Commission Single national service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynda Taylor
    • 1
  • Peter Murphy
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kirsten Greenhalgh
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham University Business School, University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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