Fire crews win praise

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SCOTLAND’S new national fire chief has praised his crews after a busy first week as a 
single service.

Firefighters were called to 527 incidents in just 24 hours across Scotland between Wednesday and Thursday, after a spate of road accidents as well as wildfires in the 

Chief fire officer Alasdair Hay said: “Crews have worked tirelessly to respond quickly and effectively to a great number of challenging situations.”