L24 SLAMANNAN

1 Pump, Retained.

Stations

? to 1969                 Rosemount Old School, SLAMANNAN.
11/6/1969                New Street, Kirkburn, SLAMANNAN. FK1 3ER.                Photo

Firemasters

May 1942 to 1959 Leading Fireman A. Thompson
1959 to August 1961 Leading Fireman J. Penman
1961 to July 1962 Leading Fireman John Matthews
July 1962 to 9/1/1986 Sub Officer John Matthews (L/Fm promoted)
16/1/1986 to 6/10/1993 Sub Officer Crawford Stewart
6/10/1993 to 9/7/1998 Sub Officer John Wilson
12/7/1998 to Sub Officer Arthur Brannan

 

Appliances

  SMS683 Land Rover 108/Fire Armour L4P
  FMS604D Bedford TK/Carmichael WrT
  DMS643S Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrT
1990 KMS352W Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1992 F995CMS Volvo FL6-14/Mountain Range WrL
1998 H701OLS Volvo FL6-14/Mountain Range WrL
2000 N481VMS Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
2009 T573JMS Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
2016-01-18 SN60EKR Volvo FLL/Emergency One WrL

 

Brigades

1911 to 1941 Slamannan Fire Brigade? County 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

 

Notes

Like everything else there was much talk before any real action was taken to have fire fighting apparatus in the village. There had been times in the past when fire had done much damage because the fire brigade had to come from Falkirk (7 miles).
In December 1911 fire fighting apparatus had been placed in the village by the County Council for the use in the parish. That apparatus included 750ft of hose piping, a stand pipe, and nozzle. The hydrants along the water track were so placed that the available piping reached any property between them. It was stored at Mr. A. Gillespies, Main Street, Slamannan.
In May 1942 the Fire Brigade took over the Rosemount School and converted it to receive the fire fighting equipment under the command of L/Fm A. Thompson  until 1959.
(From a letter sent by Sub Officer Arthur Brannan Slamannan Fire Station. 6/9/2001.)

The Central Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

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

Establishment 2000

                                                                         Equipment                                                                                             Retained

                                                                        1 Water Tender Ladder                                                                       1 Sub Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Leading Firefighters
                                                                                                                                                                                        7 Firefighters       

 

Crew at 9/9/2001

 

1 Water Tender Ladder

Sub Officer Brannan

18 yrs

 

 

Leading Firefighter Penman

23 yrs

 

 

Firefighter Robertson

18 yrs

 

 

Firefighter Knudsen

14 yrs

 

 

Firefighter Leadbetter

12 yrs

 

 

Firefighter Anderson

3 yrs

 

 

Firefighter Whyte

3 yrs

 

 

Firefighter McArthur

2 yrs

 

 

Training recruit A Hogg  

 

 

 

Training recruit D Hunter

 

1988 Vehicle exhaust extraction system fitted.

26/1/2016 was Station F5, New National Call Sign is L24.

 

If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.

 

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