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
1953? FMS542 Bedford SH/HCB WrT
  VMS671 Bedford TKEL/HCB WrT
1965? EMS166C Bedford TKEL/HCB Angus WrT
1970's OMS313M Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie WrL
  PMS639W Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie WrT


  First Second
1980's XLS853Y XLS277T
1990 G401HLS E79TLS
1992 H702OLS G401HLS
2005 T573JMS H702OLS
2006 L801JLS H702OLS
2006 SN53LCY T573JMS
2009 SN53LCY N481VMS
2011 June SN53LCY J366VLS
2011 Aug SN53LCY L801JLS
2014 Aug SN59FAO SN53LCY
16/1/2019 SN59FAO ST18HVY


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
SN53LCY Volvo FM9/Excalibur WrL
SN59FAO Volvo FL/Emergency One WrL
ST18HVY Iveco Daily 70C 18D/Emergency One RRU

2/6/2011 N481VMS withdrawn from service and replaced temporary with J366VLS.

The Rapid Response Unit carries a crew of four and is equipped with 2 BA Sets and Cobra Cold Cutting Equipment.


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




March 1908.
The Burgh of Denny and Dunipace Fire Brigade consists of:-
1 Firemaster
1 Captain
1 Vice Captain
5 Firemen

Each man is equipped with
1 Helmet
1 Belt
1 Axe
1 Lamp
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 1930’s 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

  Equipment Retained
  1 Self propelled Pump 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Standard Towing Unit 9 Firemen
  1 Large Trailer Pump  

Establishment 2000

                                                                         Equipment                                                                                             Retained

                                                                        2 Water Tender Ladders                                                                     1 Sub Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                        3 Leading Firefighters
                                                                                                                                                                                      16 Firefighters



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 Council’s 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 didn’t 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 British forces.
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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