Local Senior Officers
There are seven local senior officers (LSOs) in the west 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 work 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.
Service Delivery Headquarters - West, 99 Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0EA
Area Manager Jim Hymas
City of Glasgow
123 Port Dundas Road, Cowcaddens, Glasgow,G4 0ES
0141 302 3333.
Jim is LSO for the City of Glasgow.
There are 11 wholetime fire stations in the City of Glasgow LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Alan Fairbairn
Cleghorn Road, Lanark, ML11 7QT
Alan is LSO for the South Lanarkshire local authority areas.
There are 12 wholetime, retained and volunteer stations in the South Lanarkshire local authority area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Hamish McGhie
Dumfries and Galloway
120-124 Brooms Road, Dumfries, DG1 2DZ
Hamish is the LSO for Dumfries and Galloway local authority areas.
Hamish joined the fire service in 1991. Most recently he has been working to co-ordinate services across the west of Scotland as well as in strategic planning and in maintaining effective emergency response.
There are 17 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the Dumfries and Galloway LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Jim Scott
East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire
4 Barr Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8HD
Jim is the LSO for the East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire local authority areas. Jim was formerly Area Commander for Argyll and Bute with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue.
There are 27 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Graeme Binning
East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
5 Thornhill, Johnstone, PA5 8JH
Graeme is the LSO for the East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde local authority areas.
There are 8 wholetime and retained fire stations in the East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Paul Devlin
Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire
2 Kilbowie Road, Hardgate, Clydebank, G81 6QT
Paul is the LSO for Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.
Paul started his career at Barrhead in 1994 before moving to Pollok. He has worked within training and fire safety enforcement. He was the lead for Prevention and Protection in North Lanarkshire, Group Manager for Response and Resilience for East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire & Inverclyde, and, most rcently, was Local Senior Officer for North Lanarkshire.
There are 45 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.
Area Manager Stephen Wright
Dellburn Street, Motherwell, ML1 1SE
Stephen is the Local Senior Officer for North Lanarkshire.
Stephen started his career at Yorkhill in 1997 before moving to Springburn in 2001. He has worked within Fire Safety Enforcement and training at the National Fire Service Training College, Gullane. He was a Station Manager at Barrhead and a Group Manager for Service Delivery in Glasgow and ERRI and most recently, was Area Manager in HR-OD.
There are 7 wholetime and retained fire stations in the North Lanarkshire LSO area. To find your nearest station in your area.