EDINBURGH AIRPORT FIRE SERVICE

 

Stations

1977            To the west of the Terminal building south of main 06/24 runway (7 bays)           Photo

 

Officer in Charge

 

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Senior Airport Fire Officer Norman Burn

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Senior Airport Fire Officer Mick McQueen (Temp)

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Senior Airport Fire Officer Peter Buchanan

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Senior Airport Fire Officer Roger Davis (Currently CFO BAA Airport Fire Service)

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Senior Airport Fire Officer Phil Beattie

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Senior Airport Fire Officer Alex Goodwin

2004

Senior Airport Fire Officer David Whittington

 

Appliances

 

 

Fire 1

Fire 2

Fire 3

Fire 4

Fire 5

Fire 6 Fire 7 Fire10 Fire ? FST

Spare

Spare

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C153XDD

A380JDD

A381JDD

 

  

         

RYT17R

EGJ663X

1996

L369NSX

G806CFH

M879VFS

M664USG

EGJ663X

         

L321ULX

1999

L369NSX

C153XDD

L321ULX

M644USG

M879VFS

         

K861DSC

E190KDF

2004 SO53CXW SN53BNA? L321ULX M644USG SN04HRL SN53BND       W378PSG K861DSC L369NSX
2007 SO53CXW SN53BNA SN04HRL SN55FPK Cobra MKI SN53BND   SK05XKM S223UMS ? ? ?
2009 WV58HNX SN53BNA SN04HRL SK57BCX SN55FPK M879VFS   SK05XKN SP09YLW ? ? SN53BND
2017 LG66CFX SN53BND SY64BOU YK12CEF     WV58HNX          
                         

2009  SO63CXW is used by the duty man who attends to AFAs in the Terminal buildings to see if False Alarms or if the Local Authority (who are on their way) are required and also does Fire precautions.

                               

RYT17R

Chubb/Pursurer

RIV

                               

EGJ663X

Gloster Saro Javelin

CrT

                               

A380JDD

Gloster Saro Javelin

CrT

                               

A381JDD

Gloster Saro Javelin

CrT

                               

C153XDD

Gloster Saro Simon Meteor

RIV

                               

E190KDF

Gloster Saro Javelin

CrT

  G806CFH ? ?

                               

K861DSC

Land Rover Discovery

                                       

                               

L321ULX

Unipower Cobra 6x6/Carmichael

CrT

                               

L369NSX

Land Rover Discovery

2004 For Watchroom Attendant?                                      

                               

M644USG

Unipower Cobra 6x6/Carmichael

CrT

                               

M879VFS

Unipower Cobra 6x6/Carmichael

CrT

S223UMS Ford Transit Personnel/Eqpt Carrier
  W378PSG Land Rover Discovery TD5 FST
  SO53CXW Mitsubishi Shogun 3.1 LWB For Station  Officer?
  SN53BNA Scania 124C-420/Carmichael Viper CrT
  SN53BND Scania 124C-420/Carmichael Viper CrT
  SN04HRL Carmichael Cobra 2 CrT
  SK05XKM Mitsubishi Shogun Second in command
  SN55FPK Carmichael Cobra 2 CrT
  SK57BCX Carmichael Cobra 2 LFV
WV58HNX Mitsubishi Shogun OIC
  SP09YLW Ford Transit van with crew cab Personnel/Eqpt Carrier
YK12CEF Rosenbauer Panther MFT
SY64BOU Rosenbauer Panther MFT
LG66CFX BMW X5 xDrive30d AC OIC

 

 

Cobra
Carmichael Cobra Mark 2 major foam tender is in service at BAA's Scottish airports. The Mark 1 is similar but smaller than the Mark 2 and is 500kg heavier.
The Cobra is 6 x 6 all wheel drive, with a rear mounted Detroit diesel, turbo charged, direct injection water cooled engine. The pump is a Godiva GVB 10,000 single stage centrifugal pump capable of producing 10,0001/min at l6 bar pressure.
The monitor is a Carmichael power assisted Cl0,000 single barrel roof mounted with defuser.
Viper
The Carmichael Viper light foam tender is in service at BAA's Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. It is based on a Scania domestic vehicle although it is much higher due to having all wheel drive in order to meet the requirements laid down in CAP 168.
The tender is fitted with a monitor on the roof capable of delivering 2500lts of foam/water a minute over a distance of 67m. It carries 5400lts water, 650lts foam concentrate, 50kg of BCF and 35kg of dry powder in wheeled trolleys for use in engine and undercarriage fires. It also carries a 5.4m and a l0.5m ladder. Fully laden it weighs 19 tonnes.
Mitsubishi Shogun
The Mitsubishi Shogun is in service at Edinburgh Airport as a command and control vehicle. Call sign Fire 1, and manned by the watch station officer, this vehicle has all terrain drive with Driveline super select four wheel drive system with electronic transfer shift. This is Shogun 3.1 Long Wheel Base diesel automatic.

 

2004 Young Firefighters Association have C226RSC a Dodge G13C/Alexander Water Tender.
2007 Young Firefighters Association have K358DSG Volvo 4x4 ex Gatwick.
2009 Young Firefighters Association have K359DSG Volvo 4x4.

 

Notes

 

EDINBURGH AIRPORT HAS NEW
£35,000 FIRE STATION 

A new £35,000 fire station has been opened at Edinburgh (Turnhouse) Airport. The building is adjacent to the control tower, facing the main runway. At the front is the appliance room with bays for two foam tenders and water tender pumps, a CO2 tender and a rescue tender.
Appliance room doors are of the “up and over” type, electrically operated and controlled from the watch room. The doors can also be manually operated in the event of an electrical fault or failure. The end bay is fitted with an inspection pit and benches to serve as a workshop and for vehicle maintenance.

Sound proof

The watch room adjoins the appliance room and provides an unobstructed view of the runways. The windows are of double glazed glass for sound proofing against aircraft noise and tinted to obviate glare. The room is equipped with a control desk incorporating VHF/RT equipment, a 12 line keyboard telephone system, the station lighting and door controls, alarm bells and microphone for loud speakers to all parts of the station.
At the rear of the building are offices, crew mess and lecture room, kitchen, dining room, locker room, toilets and showers, clothes drying room and hose stores and repair shop. Existing buildings adjacent to the station will provide a hose drying room and store rooms for general fire equipment and foam and CO2 stocks.
(Fire Magazine, January, 1965. Page 411.)

 

Edinburgh Airport is a Category 8 airfield. The airport has invested heavily in the training of its 67 personnel through the introduction of CAP699 and its equipment including the purchase of new fire appliances to achieve the requirements of CAP168.
They also take their commitment to the local community very seriously through various work with local charities and groups as well as having the only fully functioning Youth Firefighter Programme up and running at any UK airport.
Advanced communication systems
The airport fire station has appliance bays designed to take six fire fighting appliances, and a control watch room fitted with advanced communication systems. It is located adjacent to the main 06 24 runway and well situated for emergency deployment of all fire appliances to reach all areas within the airfield, in less than three minutes.
There is an office complex within the building as well as a stores room, breathing apparatus maintenance room, crew room and catering facilities. 24 hour manning of the fire station is achieved by four alternating watches, each comprising 14 leading firefighters/ firefighters and two officers conducting a 12 hour tour of duty
The fire ground at Edinburgh has undergone modernisation and at this time comprises a simulated 757 aircraft rig, designed to allow a range of differing fire scenarios ranging from a nose wheel fire to a large scale internal fire scenario.
At the east end of the fire station there is a ladder tower located for domestic fire training and ladder handling.
(Fire Times March 2005. BAA Airports supplement.)

 

 

 

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