SFRS TwitterThe Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is to launch of its first national Twitter account which will serve the whole of Scotland and the rest of the digital world.

 Followers of @fire_scot will gain an insight into the work of the SFRS with up-to-the-minute news, information and exclusive content from right across the service.

 The new account joins the official SFRS Facebook page and our new Instagram service (@scotfirerescueservice) in providing a clear and consistent message across all three main social media platforms.

 As a member of the ‘Twitter Alerts’ service, @fire_scot will continue to share critical information directly to people’s phones in times of emergency. 

 Stuart Neill, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Head of Communication and Engagement, said: “Social media plays a vital role in how we engage with the public and our national Twitter account will serve the whole of Scotland.

 “Having one single Twitter account will allow the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to communicate more effectively in times of emergency and share our news with a much wider digital audience, both at home and around the world.

 “This is an important step in the continued development of our social media portfolio and we look forward to sharing updates with you on @fire_scot.”