1 Pump, 1 Aerial, 1 Incident Response Unit, Wholetime, 1 Pump, 1 fire Investigation Unit, Retained.
|1818||Cellar in Back Row (now Manor Street)|
|1872 to 1922||Shed Market Street|
|1922 to ?||Newmarket Street (Neilson's Auction Mart)|
|? to 1955||Burnbank, Bainsford, FALKIRK (WT plus RT at Newmarket St and Grangemouth)|
|3/3/1955 to 1999||Grangemouth Road, FALKIRK (replaced 3 stations) FK2 9AA Photo|
|27/9/1999||Westfield Road, FALKIRK. FK2 9AH. Photo|
|1788||John Bell Wright|
|1844||John Main in charge|
|1862||Firemaster Alexander Mitchell|
|1873||Captain William Stanners|
|1897/98||Superintendent W W Neilson|
|1905 to 1919||Firemaster George Summers|
|1919 to ?||Firemaster John Buchanan|
|1935 to 1941||Firemaster James T Davidson (1/9/1941 became Deputy Fire Force Commander NFS Western No. 1 Area)|
|1844||2 Engines (new one and 1785 one)|
|1872||Engine (William Herkless Glasgow, same as GFB's "City")|
|1912||Steam Fire Engine (ex GFB) Steam Fire Engine (Glasgow)|
|1919||Dennis Motor Fire Engine|
|EWG942C||Bedford TK/Dennis M||ET|
|BMS703L||Dodge K1050/HCB Angus||FoDRU|
|OMS312M||Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|OMS313M||Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|1978?||DMS643S||Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|1979?||XLS277T||Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|1979?||XLS279T||Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|1980?||KMS352W||Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|1980?||PMS640W||Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|1981?||VLS629X||Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|1981?||VLS634X||Dodge S56/Fulton and Wylie||SSU|
|1984?||A261JMS||Dodge G08/Fulton and Wylie||SSU|
|1985?||B917RLS||Dodge G13/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|1986?||C872XLS||Dodge G13/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|1986?||C873XLS||Dodge G13/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|D242FMS||Dodge G16/Fulton and Wylie||WrC/FoT|
|First||Second||Retained||FoT||Support Unit||Aerial||Control Unit||Incident Response Unit||FIU||Line Rescue Unit||High Volume Pump||4x4|
|EWG942C||Bedford TK/HCB Angus||ET|
|BMS703L||Bedford/HCB Angus||Fo/Dry Powder|
|PMS640W||Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|A261JMS||Dodge G75/Fulton and Wylie||SSU|
|A618HMS||Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|D242FMS||Dodge G16/Heggies of Cupar||OSU|
|E81TLS||Volvo FL6-14/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|E111OLS||Volvo FL6-14/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|F995CMS||Volvo FL6-14/Fulton and Wylie/Mountain Range||WrL|
|G401HLS||Volvo FL6-14/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|H703OLS||Volvo FL6-14/Mountain Range||WrT|
|J367VLS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|K456EMS||Volvo FL10/Bronto 28-2TI/Angloco||ALP|
|L803HLS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|N481VMS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrT|
|S255ULS||Fiat Ducato 2.8TDS/Strathaven||FIU|
|T572EMS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|T573EMS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|X59UMS||Volvo FM12/Angloco/Bronto F32 HDT||ALP|
|WX54VWL||MAN TG-A 26-363 FDLRC 6x4/Marshall SV||PM for HVP|
|SN59FAO||Volvo FLL/ISS/Emergency One||WrL|
|SN14BZB||Volvo FL/Emergency One||WrL|
|SF64LDJ||Land Rover Defender Safari||4x4|
The Incident Response Unit carries equipment supplied by the Scottish Executive under the New Dimension Scheme. It carries twelve wheeled trolleys, removed via the tailgate lift, which contain Mass Decontamination Equipment capable of decontaminating 200 people per hour. The crew at Falkirk designed the stowage of the equipment and have "got to work" and had it up and ready to start decontaminating in just nineteen minutes. At a recent joint exercise it was ready to decontaminate much quicker than the curtain sided motors with Moffat Mounty for removing pallets the other brigades.
On Monday 9th July 2007, a wholetime pump and crew were move to Larbert Fire Station, so there is now no 2nd appliance at Falkirk.
30/6/2011 ALP K456EMS was withdrawn from service and replaced with Stirling's ALP X59UMS.
SF64LDJ takes the rest of the crew when the HVP goes out.
|1785 to 1941||Falkirk 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|
26/1/2016 was Station F3, New National Call Sign is L04.
The Central Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
|1 Pump Escape||2 Company Officers|
|1 Turntable Ladder with Pump||2 Section Leaders|
|1 Water Tender||4 Leading Firemen|
1 Emergency Tender
24 Firemen and Watchroom Attendants
Equipment Wholetime Retained
3 Water Tender Ladders 4 Station
Officers 1 Sub Officer
1 Aerial Ladder Platform 4 Sub Officers 2 Leading Firefighters
1 Control Unit 8 Leading Firefighters 7 Firefighters
The Wholetime Establishment is split over 4 watches of 1 Station Officer, 1 Sub Officer, 2 Leading Firefighters and 11 Firefighters (Red, White, Blue and Green) working a 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off rota which gives an average of 40 hours per week. And 2 other firefighters somewhere.
2 Rescue Pumps
5 Watch Managers
|1 Watch Manager|
1 Aerial Ladder Platform
10 Crew Managers
|2 Crew Managers|
1 High Volume Pump
The Wholetime Establishment is split over 5 watches of 1 Watch Manager, 2 Crew Managers and 5 Firefighters (Red, White, Blue, Green and Amber) working a 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off rota which gives an average of 40 hours per week.
There was submitted a letter, of 11th current, from the Town Clerk of
Falkirk, offering, on behalf of said burgh, the sum of £100 for one of the steam
fire engines now discarded by the department, and the Town Clerk reported that
after conference with the convener and the Chief Officer the said offer had been
accepted, and the engine dispatched to Falkirk. APPROVED.
(Glasgow Watching and Lighting Committee’s Minutes, 13th March, 1912. Page 983)
NEW FIRE STATION
The erection of a new fire station at
Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, to serve the Falkirk and Grangemouth areas, was
mentioned in a letter from the Clerk to the Central Fire Area Joint Committee,
and referred to in a minute of the Park and Property Committee. The letter was
in reply to a request from the Council that facilities for part time personnel
at the local fire station should be improved. The Clerk to the Joint Committee
stated that permission to proceed with the erection of the new fire station was
expected within the next few months, so it was not proposed to improve
facilities at Grangemouth.
(The Falkirk Herald, Wednesday March 7, 1951. Page 5)
FIRE STATION OPENED
A new fire station to serve Falkirk and Grangemouth and the eastern
district of Stirlingshire was officially opened at Falkirk yesterday by Mr George McLaren,
chairman of the Central Fire Area Joint Committee. The station which cost £32,000 to
build, will be known as the east fire station. It displaces two existing stations in
Falkirk and Grangemouth, concentrating under one roof the three separate detachments of
the service. Mr McLaren said that it was proposed to continue the building programme by
erecting new stations at Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton, Larbert, Clydebank and Alloa.
(The Glasgow Herald, 4th March, 1955. Page 9.)
FALKIRKS £32,000 FIRE STATION
Mr. George McLaren, C.B.E., County Convener and Chairman of the Central
Joint Area Fire Committee yesterday afternoon officially opened the new Fire Station in
Grangemouth Road which will serve both Grangemouth and Falkirk. The new premises have been
built at an estimated cost of £32,000 and are among the first in Scotland to be
authorised since pre-war days.
One of the main factors in securing this priority was the very large risk which is experienced in Grangemouth with so many industries dealing with highly inflamable materials.
The Depot is a great improvement on the previous accommodation which
the Fire Brigade have had to use and the most modern improvements of design are
incorporated. The four main exit doors can be opened within three seconds of a button
being pressed at the telephone switchboard. This board is a masterpiece of skill and
ingenuity and incorporates several ideas of the Firemaster, Mr. J. T. Davidson, O.B.E.
Where premises have automatic alarms installed these alarms also set a bell ringing in the switchboard and an indicator shows which firm is affected. A further indicator shows if the alarm is due to a line fault or an actual fire. The possibility of human error is eliminated.
There are 32 men on the strength working a 10 hour day shift and a fourteen hour night shift. The mens dormitories are on the top floor and combine comfort with utility in a most satisfying fashion.
IN SIXTY SECONDS
Deputy Firemaster J. D. McNicol, M.B.E. told a Falkirk Mail reporter this
week that on an alarm being given the men can dress and man the appliance within sixty
seconds using the traditional pole to reach the garage.
An up to date kitchen (including a refrigerator), an attractive dining room and a spacious recreation room with all the usual facilities are also provided. Drying rooms and lockers also provide amenities which the men have not been enjoying before and the general feeling among them is that a great improvement has been effected.
A high standard of workmanship has been shown in the construction and local contractors taking part were George Campbell and Son, Falkirk (plumbing) and The Falkirk Glazing Co., Ltd. (glazing).
Among those present at yesterdays ceremony were Sir Charles Cunningham, Secretary to the Scottish Home Department; H. M. Inspector of Fire Services, Mr. A.D. Wilson; Provosts R. H. Watson and J. J. S. Binnie; Bailie J. Middlemass and representatives of other local authorities in the Committees area.
(The Falkirk Mail, Friday, 4th March 1955. Page 2.)
FIRED UP ON VISIT TO OPEN STATION
Falkirks impressive new fire station was given the royal seal of
approval this week when Princess Anne was guest of honour at the official unveiling of the
£2.4 million facility.
Central Scotland Fire Brigades station at Westfield became operational just days before the Princess Royals visit on Monday.
But she must have left suitably impressed after a whistle stop tour of the plush new premises conducted by Firemaster Ian Adam.
The Princess, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant, Lt. Col. James Stirling, was greeted by Falkirk Provost Dennis Goldie, Falkirk Council chief executive Mary Pitcaithly and George Matchett, chief superintendent at Central Scotland Police, as well as a proud Mr Adam.
Her Royal Highness, wearing a dark navy coat and gloves to protect her from the biting cold and rain, met guests, including councillors serving on Central Scotland Fire Board, the architects and contractors behind the station, firefighters and station personnel.
She braved a brief downpour for an inspection of new and old fire engines. The brigade has a preservation society which collects and maintains veteran appliances, some dating back as far as pre-war.
The Princess was shown the stations state of the art training facilities before unveiling a commemorative plaque in the appliance room.
The Princess told the audience of invited guests she hoped the station would serve the community for many years to come and paid tribute to the work of the fire service locally.
Mr Adam presented her with a bronze statue of a Victorian firefighter saving a young female life, before Graeme High Schools head girl Erin Lee handed over a bouquet.
Outside, the Princess met three of Erins schoolmates, alongside children from nearby Victoria Primary.
Erin said the Princess had expressed an interest in what the teenagers were planning to do when they left school next year.
Before leaving the station, the Princess spoke to part time firefighter Katrina Syed, a local stonemason responsible for designing and producing the commemorative cover for a time capsule.
Both schools will be making contributions to the capsule which is to be buried outside the station in the near future.
The brigade has moved to the new two storey building from its previous base in Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, which is now up for sale.
Mr Adam said later: "We were pleased that the Princess, who is held in such high affection and respect for her work in the Falkirk area, honoured us by agreeing to carry out the opening ceremony.
"Her visit was a great occasion for the brigade."
<PHOTO> A historic day for Firemaster Ian Adam as Princess Anne opens Central Scotland Fire Brigades station in Falkirk.
<PHOTO> NOW OPEN: Princess Anne admires the plaque marking the official opening ceremony at Westfield.
There were other photos of people being introduced to the Princess.
(Falkirk Herald, Thursday September 30, 1999. Page 2)
1897/98 1 Superintendent, 1 Captain and 9 Firemen. Station in Newmarket Street.
1913 1 Firemaster, 1 Captain and 9 Firemen. Station in Newmarket Street.
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