About the Fire Response Team

SMMC provides the crew for the Fire Response Team at Knockhill Circuit, Scotland's national motorsport centre and the only FIA approved circuit in Scotland.

The Fire Response Team responds to incidents on the track, in the pits or in the paddock areas, using fast response vehicles specially equipped to deal with car fires (including EVs). The team is an integral part of the Circuit’s emergency response arrangements - which includes marshals, recovery, rescue and medical teams, who all contribute to the overall efficiency, success and safety of an event.

Rescue Units and the Fire Response Vehicles are required to be at the scene of an incident within approximately 90 seconds of leaving their stand-by location.

You’ll need to feel comfortable with handling heavy and bulky equipment, and the ability to work calmly under pressure is essential.

Members of the Fire Response Team are unpaid volunteers like all marshals. They may need to operate closer to a fire than initial intervention marshals so we have a training programme with specialist fire theory and practical modules as well as first aid and burns management, EV awareness, and driver training.

As there is potential for the Fire Response Team to be working at incidents involving people under the age of 18, people with a disability or other condition that puts them in a vulnerable group, the Club requires all rescue licence holders (Full and Trainee) to undergo disclosure/criminal record checks via the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) provided by Disclosure Scotland.

How to get involved

We are always seeking new volunteers to join the Fire Response Team. We will be pleased to chat and tell you more about what we do.

If you already have special skills – technical, mechanical, rescue, fire, vehicle recovery, medical, first aid or administration – you may wish to use them as a volunteer with us. You'll make many friends and enjoy a great sense of achievement.

If you’re over 18 and interested in getting involved, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Email fire@smmc.org.uk for more information.

You might also want to look at our Motorsport Rescue Team.

Last modified: Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 3:08 PM