New Fire and Rescue Services Statistics published today show that there were 38 attacks on firefighters called out to deal with incidents in 2012/13.That is down from 45 attacks the year before and 103 attacks in 2010/11.
The figures were collated for the Strathclyde region in the year up to April, when the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service replaced individual regional forces.
Across Scotland, there was a total of 80 recorded incidents where attacks on fire and rescue service personnel occurred - a decrease of 32 incidents, or 29 %, from 2011/12.
Also in 2012/13, fire crews made 21,138 home safety visits, during which they offered advice to householders and fitted smoke alarms where necessary.
In total, 18,384 fire alarms were fitted during these visits. Across Scotland, 44,122 smoke alarms were fitted during home safety visits in 2012/13.
Community Safety Minister Roseanna Cunningham said: "Our firefighters across Scotland do a fantastic job and should be able to carry out their duties protecting the public free from any kind of assault or harassment.
"Despite a drop of almost 30% in the number of attacks on service staff last year, any attack is utterly unacceptable and at 80, the number of incidents is still too high.
"While we welcome this reduction, every attack is one too many. Firefighters and indeed all public facing staff, should be able to go about their daily working lives without the threat of attack.
"It is also great to see fire and rescue services carrying out their fire prevention role so effectively, carrying out audits on businesses, safety visits in homes and installing more than 44,000 smoke alarms last year for the public."
Last year, the Evening Times launched the Join The Fight Against Fire campaign in conjunction with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, which helped bring about an almost 50% drop in fire deaths.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Chief Officer, Alasdair Hay, said improving safety in communities was a key part of the organisation's work.
He added: "We will continue our work to educate and empower the people of Scotland to prevent and protect themselves from fires and build on the prevention programme that saw us carry out 56,251 home fire safety visits and 7994 fire safety audits on businesses last year.
"Our focus will remain on improving the safety and wellbeing of people throughout Scotland and we will work closely with our partners to deliver real improvements to meet the local needs of our communities."