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St. Florian was a patron from Noricum, Rome in three hundred A.D., who was said to be one of the first commanding fire fighters of an actual battalion. As legend states, St.Florian saved an entire village engulfed in flames using just a single bucket of water. Legend also states, because of this act St.Florian is known as the protector of those who have come in danger of fire.

The duties St. Florian performed for his province are the same duties that fire fighters around the world perform everyday-with the same dedication and braveries. On May 4, St. Florian is globally recognized and honored and is also known as the day of St.Florian. Therefore, International Fire Fighters Day was chosen to be honored on May 4 in honor of the saint.

Fire Safety

This section tells you everything you need to know about preventing fires, protecting your home and family, the services that can help you, and what to do if the worst ever happens.


It’s easy to prevent fires – if you know what to look for and what to avoid.

Alarms & Extinguishers

Fire safety equipment must be installed, maintained and used properly. Get the essential facts here.

Fire Emergencies

Learn what to do in an emergency – it could save your life.

Book a Home Safety Visit

Have your home checked over by professional Firefighters and get a ten-year smoke alarm fitted free of charge!

Fire & Rescue Services

There’s far more to Scotland’s Fire and Rescue services than tackling blazes. Find out how they can help you stay fire safe here.

Fire Action

Would you know what to do if a fire breaks out? How would you and your family escape?

This section gives essential information on Fire Action, as well as tips on everyday routines that will help keep you safe.

Escape Planning

Make a Fire Action Plan for your home today. Read our notes on escape planning and make your own printable plan with our interactive Fire Action Planner.

Emergency Basics – Know What To Do

Knowing exactly what to do in the event of a fire could save your life. Find out here.

Safety Routines

Simple, every day routines to help keep you and your loved ones safe from fire.