2 Pump, Retained.
|1908 to 1939||Wellstrand Brae, DENNY.|
|1939 to 1989||Glebe Street, DENNY. Photo|
|21/3/1990||Glasgow Road, DENNY. FK6 5DW. Photo|
|1908 to ?||Firemaster A. T. Lunn|
|1940 to 1944||Section Leader John Buchanan|
|? to 1962?||Station Officer John Buchanan|
|1962? to 1974?||Station Officer Robert Totten|
|1974? to 1978||Sub Officer Tam Grant ("Ganna")|
|1978 to 18/6/1992||Sub Officer Andy Sneddon|
|1993 to 30/3/1995||Sub Officer John Burt|
|1995 to 2008||Sub Officer Thomas Easton|
|2008 to 2014 (April)||Watch Manager Keith Boardman|
|2014 to||Watch Manager Colin Shanks (there 2016)|
|1939||WG8941||Dennis New World||P|
|1965?||EMS166C||Bedford TKEL/HCB Angus||WrT|
|1970's||OMS313M||Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|PMS639W||Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|XLS277T||Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|XLS853Y||Dodge G13/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|E79TLS||Volvo FL6-14/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|G401HLS||Volvo FL6-14/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|H702OLS||Volvo FL6-14/Mountain Range||WrL|
|J366VLS||Volvo Fl6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|L801JLS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|N481VMS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|T573JMS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|SN59FAO||Volvo FL/Emergency One||WrL|
2/6/2011N481VMS withdrawn from service and replaced temporary with J366VLS.
|1908 to 1941?||Burgh of Denny and Dunipace Fire Brigade|
|1941 to 1948||National Fire Service|
|1948 to 1975||Central Area Fire Brigade|
|1975 to 1996||Central Region Fire Brigade|
|1996 to 2004||Central Scotland Fire Brigade|
|17/9/2004 to 2013||Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service|
|1/4/2013||Scottish Fire and Rescue Service|
The Burgh of Denny and Dunipace Fire Brigade consists of:-
1 Vice Captain
Each man is equipped with
1 Coupling Key
They are turned out by the ringing of the Parish bell at short intervals.
The Carrongrove Paper Company in Denny had a Leyland Big 6 Pump (Carrongrove Fire Brigade) which provided fire cover to companies and factories in Denny and district till the 1930s then it probably passed to the Home Office in world War II. This motor is now preserved.
26/1/2016 was Station F2, New National Call Sign is L25.
September 2016 station is being refurbished at present.
The Central Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
|1 Self propelled Pump||1 Leading Fireman|
|1 Standard Towing Unit||9 Firemen|
|1 Large Trailer Pump|
2 Water Tender
3 Leading Firefighters
NEW FIRE STATION
In the old days at Denny Fire
Station, the doors were so narrow that fire engine wing mirrors were permanently
buckled. But, thankfully, things have improved since then… with the official
opening last week of a purpose built fire fighting unit.
The new Denny Fire Station stands on the former Cruickshanks Foundry site at Glasgow Road. It offers a quicker access to Denny and the surrounding area. In our picture, Councillor Sam Conner, Chairman of Central Regional Council’s Protective Services Committee, unveils the plaque to open the station.
Also present left to right, are Sub Officer Andrew Sneddon; Firemaster Ian Park; Rev. Richard Smith; Convener Charles Snedden; and vice Chairman John Connolly.
(The Falkirk Herald, Thursday, April 5, 1990. Page 18.)
Denny was a one pump retained station until the seventies? when it was upgraded to a two pump retained station. Upgraded to 2 pumps early 1960s?
At the station in Glebe Street the drivers learned to drive without mirrors as they had to be folded in when the machines were put in the station as the entrances were so narrow, in fact when the mechanics came to service the machines they used to get a retained driver out to put the machines back in the station.
When Glebe Street was a one Pump station the building was part of the Denny and Dunipace Town Councils yard, the other bay was occupied by the dust cart and various council equipment was kept in the yard.
Station Officers were in charge of 2 pump retained stations until 1975 when the new Central Region Fire Brigade decided they didnt want Retained Station Officers and all new Officers in Charge had the rank of Sub Officer. Existing Station Officers retained the rank until they retired. Station Officer Trotten was the last Retained Station Officer.
My grandfather ,John
Buchanan, was Station Officer/Section Leader at Denny 1940 to 1944 then he
volunteered for NFS Overseas contingent and was stationed at Romford during the
V1/V2 rocket blitz then after D-Day he went to France, Luxembourg, Belgium and
Germany where they looked after fuel and ammunition dumps with American and
After the war he was in charge of the fire station at Alloa then returned as part time OiC of Denny and Carrongrove Mill Fire Brigade until about 1962 then R. Totten took over.
Three of the Denny Brigade, W. Kippen, J. Turnbull and P. Mcginnes, were with him overseas.
This information was supplied by my father Duncan Buchanan.
My grandfather died Jan 1966.
(From John Buchanan 15/4/2002)
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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