A water rescue unit will be based on the west coast for use throughout the north Highlands.
Fire and Rescue
The Buchan area has seen an increase in unwanted fire alarm signals and deliberately started fires.
Stagecoach is launching an investigation after a bus went up in flames on the A90 last night.
Police in Aberdeen have charged a teenage boy in connection with numerous wilful fire-raisings in the Danestone area.
Firefighters spent fours hours tackling a blaze in an Aberdeenshire woodlands yesterday.
More than 30 rescuers saved an Aberdeenshire woodlands from being "destroyed" by a huge wildfire yesterday.
Firefighters have rescued a dog from a Moray cliff.
Firefighters have been credited with saving a treasured north-east woodlands from a huge blaze.
This video shows the moment a huge blaze engulfed the edge of a north-east woodlands.
Firefighters have been called to a vehicle blaze on a busy north-east road. The incident was reported on Wellington Road, Aberdeen, at about 1.40pm. Smoke is said to have been spotted billowing from a lorry. A fire and rescue crew from Altens has been called to the scene. More to follow.
A Deeside hotel, which was destroyed by a huge blaze two years ago, is almost ready to re-open.
Firefighters have tackled a car blaze in Aberdeen.
Two women were left trapped in a car following a crash on the north-east's busiest road.
A woman has died following a crash on Moray's busiest road.
Firefighters have been called to two fires in the city this evening.
Firefighters have been called to a fire in a flat in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.
A woman has been cut free from her vehicle following a crash on the north-east's busiest road.
An investigation into the cause of a fire at an Aberdeenshire bank remains on-going more than two weeks after the incident.
Scotland's future firefighters are being put through their paces at a north-east training base.
A man has been rushed to hospital after a crash involving a tractor on a rural north-east road.
Two people had to be treated by paramedics following a fire at an Aberdeen flat yesterday.
A teen motorcyclist was trapped under a car for almost 20 minutes - after crashing on his way to visit a friend in hospital.
A woman was rushed to hospital following a one car crash on a major Aberdeenshire road this morning.
The back door of a north-east family home was doused in petrol and set alight on New Year's Day - whilst a two-year-old was being babysat inside.
A man who died following a tragic north-east flat fire had been battling cancer at the time.
A man has died after a fire broke out in a north-east flat on Christmas Eve.
Two cars have collided on Aberdeen's busiest road.
An investigation has been launched after a man died following a flat fire in Aberdeen.
Firefighters have tackled a house fire in a north-east village.
Firefighters were rushed to a blaze at an Aberdeen high-rise earlier today.