M29 CALLANDER

1 Pump Retained.

Stations

17/5/1960 to 2004                 Main Street, CALLANDER. FK17 8BB.                                                                           Photo

12/11/2004                             Geisher Road, Lagrannoch Industrial Estate, CALLANDER.                                      Photo

Firemasters

 

1960 Sub Officer T. Allan
Feb 1965 to May 1981 Sub Officer John Lumsden
May 1981 to ? Sub Officer Andy Anderson
<1983? to 6/8/1984 Sub Officer R. McDonald
? to 7/7/1991 Sub Officer R McLean
? to 29/8/1996 Sub Officer A McLean
2004 to ? Sub Officer Keith Corrieri
? to Temporary Watch Manager Athol MacMillan (there November 2012, retired as CM 7/12/2017)
In 2017 Watch Manager Keith Corrieri

 

Appliances

1973 NES448 Commer 86A/HCB WrT
  OMS312M Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie WrL
  JMS684V Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie WrT
  PMS639W Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie WrT
1990 JMS684V Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1992 H701OLS Volvo FL6-14/Mountain Range WrL
1998 L802JLS Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
7/7/2004 SN53LCX Volvo FLH/Saxon Volumax cab WrL
? ? Ford Ranger Fire Fogging Unit
2011 November SN61DZA Volvo FLL/ISS/Emergency One WrL

 

Brigades

1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Perth and Kinross 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

26/1/2016 was Station S4, New National Call Sign is M29.

 

The Perth and Kinross Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Standard Towing Unit with Light Pump mounted 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Large Trailer P-ump 9 Firemen

 

The Perth and Kinross Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1952

  Equipment Retained
  1 Pump Appliance 2 Leading Firemen
    8 Firemen

 

Establishment 2000

                                               Equipment                                                                                                     Retained

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

Station Officers were in charge of 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.

New Station opened 14/3/1960?  Operational ?

 

OPENING CEREMONY AT NEW FIRE STATION

 

Callander’s new fire station built by Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee, at a cost of £5570, was opened last night by Bailie W. H. Baxter, Perth, vice chairman of the committee, in the presence of committee members and guests, under the chairmanship of Provost Marshall.
The new building, built on the site of a derelict house in Main Street, replaces the old station, which was a store, taken over in 1938. It provides a spacious single storey fire station with accommodation for one appliance and a lecture room, with an ablutions room for firemen, in addition to the normal office and storage facilities.
The new Commer water tender, recently supplied to the Callander brigade, was also on show for the first time last night.
Bailie Baxter, in his remarks, paid tribute to the valuable service which the retained firemen rendered to the community. The retained service was essential and the backbone of the Fire Service in Scotland, he said. The retained fireman, when the siren went, was no comic opera figure, but a keen and enthusiastic member of the fire brigade, who proceeded without delay to the scene of the fire, where he immediately applied his knowledge and training to the task of extinguishing the blaze.
Prior to the opening ceremony, Mr. A. D. C. Main presented long service awards to Sub Officer Allan and Leading Fireman Henderson of Callander and Sub Officer Carmichael and Fireman Robertson, of Aberfeldy.
Votes of thanks were proposed by Mr. Main, who made reference to the high fire losses of the country as a whole, which in 1959 reached £44 million. The fire losses in Perthshire for that year were £83,325.
(Perthshire Advertiser, Wednesday, May 18, 1960. Page 1.)

<PHOTO> Chairman of Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee, Mr. A. D. C. Main, presents a long service award to Sub Officer Carmichael, Aberfeldy, after the opening of the new fire station at Callander on Tuesday. Sub Officer Carmichael joined Aberfeldy brigade in 1939.
(Perthshire Advertiser, Saturday, May 21, 1960. Page 8.)

 

 

New station in build due to open 2004. This station with ten Firefighters will also house 19 Scottish Ambulance Service personnel with two Accident and Emergency Ambulances and two Patient Transport Service Vehicles.

The new station at Lagrannoch Industrial Estate went operational on Thursday 12th August 2004, but due to technical problems with the appliance room floor they have moved back to the old station in Main Street. (3/9/2004)

The floor has been relaid and strengthened and the officially opening is now going to be Friday 12th of November.

The new station again went operational on Thursday 21st October 2004.

The Official Opening was on Friday 12th November 2004.

The station at Lagrannoch has a 60 year lifespan.

The first official use of the Community section of the Fire Station was for the Scottish Branch of The Fire Brigade Society's Winter Meeting on Saturday the 4th of December 2004 which was attended by 21 members. As well as holding their meeting they were given a conducted tour of the station and appliance before photographing the appliance in the drill yard by Divisional Officer John Fenton.

 

 

The Official Opening

of

Callander Fire Station

by

Convener of the Fire Board – Mr. T. Coll

on

Friday 12th November, 2004

 

 

Fire Board Members 

Stirling Council

Councillor Thomas Coil (Convener)

Councillor John Paterson

Councillor Gerry Power

 

Clackmannanshire Council

Councillor Derek Stewart (Vice Convener)

Councillor Robert McGill

 

Falkirk Council 

Councillor Lynda Anne Kenna (Vice Convener)

Councillor James Wilson.

Councillor James Johnstone

Councillor Diane Williamson

Councillor Mary Pollock

Councillor Craig Martin

Mr. Alex Janetta — Treasurer to the Board

Miss Rose Mary Glackin — Clerk to the Board

 

Brigade Principal Management

Firemaster — John Early QFSM BSc MiFire E MIOSH

Deputy Firemaster —. Geoffrey Williams QFSM MiFire E ChFI

Assistant Firemaster — Thomas Mann MBE GCGI

 

 

Programme

Guests Assemble

Introductory Speech
by
Mr. A. J. Early, QFSM, BSc, MiFireE, MIOSH
Firemaster Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service

Official Opening
and
Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque
by
Mr. T. Coll
Convener of the Fire Board

Prayer of Dedication
Father McCrudden and Reverend Brook

Demonstration by
Fire Cadets from Balfron

View Static Appliances

Refreshments

 

Callander Fire Station

The project to build a new fire and rescue station for Callander began in 2000/2001. The original fire station site was located at the rear of the main street in Callander which had been considered adequate at the time of construction, more than 40 years ago. The standards required for the modern fire and rescue service meant that the facility would require considerable upgrading which would have involved demolition of the fire station and a complete rebuild. Had this been done on the original site only some of the problems would have been addressed.
<PHOTO> Opening of Callander Old Fire Station,17th May, 1960. (Photo of crew)
Following examination of a number of possible sites in Callander, the site at Lagrannoch, to the east of the town proved to be the preferred option. Consideration was given at the planning stage as to the possible future use of the building in accordance with the Fire Board’s policy. With this in mind the plans for the station included the provision of a community room and accommodation for the Scottish Ambulance Service.

 

Callander Fire Station

Cutting the Turf

Following a successful bid to the Scottish Executive to help finance the project, the first turf was cut on Monday the 10th of February, 2003. The ceremony was attended by Firemaster John Early, Fire Board Members from the three council areas, with Fire Board Convener Tom Coll cutting the first turf.
<PHOTO> Cutting the First Turf – Monday 10th, February, 2003.
Work progressed smoothly from February 2003 until August 2004 despite some very poor weather over the winter. The new station has two appliance bays, a purpose built lecture room and office accommodation for the station personnel. The station also has a large training area, complete with tower to the rear of the building.
The community room, which can be accessed either from the station or from a seperate entrance, can be used independently to provide facilities for other community groups. The room can accommodate up to 50 people and has its own kitchen and toilet facilities.

 

Callander Fire Station

Under Construction

 

<PHOTOS> of the building, Wednesday 9th July; 2003, Thursday 14th August; 2003, Friday 23rd January, 2004 and Wednesday 16th June, 2004.

 

Project Team

 

Architects

Falkirk Council Strategic Services
Robert McMaster and Craig Sharp

 

Quantity Surveyor

Falkirk Council Strategic Services
Ian Paterson

 

Mechanical and Engineering Services

Falkirk Council Roads

 

Main Contractor

Clachan Construction Limited

 

Main Sub Contractors

                Slater Work                                                           Braisby Roofing
                Electrical Work                                                     Cromb Electricians
                Cavity Insulation                                                 Insulation Contracts (U.K.) Ltd.
                Fire Drill Training Tower                                     Crofton Engineering Ltd.
                Floor Covering                                                     Veitchi (Scotland) Ltd
                Screeding Works g Resin Floor                         Fastrack Flooring (North) Ltd
                Folding Sliding Door                                           H.J.S.J. Ltd.
                Steel Doors Appliance Bay Doors                    Industrial Doors Scotland
                Mechanical and Plumbing                                  Jaydee Heating g Electrical
                Render                                                                   Peter Kelly Sons. Ltd.
                Metal                                                                      Legge Steel (Fabrications) Ltd.
                Surfacing                                                               Pine Ltd.
                Taping & Painting                                               A.T. Roberts
                Kitchen Equipment                                              James Scott & Sons Ltd.
                Glazing                                                                   Sidey Glazier Ltd.

 

 

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service

Callander Personnel 

                                                                Sub Officer Keith Corrieri
                                                                Leading Firefighter Athol MacMillan
                                                                Leading Firefighter Angus McDonald
                                                                Firefighter William Conroy
                                                                Firefighter David McDougall
                                                                Firefighter Terry Corrieri
                                                                Firefighter Adrian Russell
                                                                Firefighter James Mounter
                                                                Firefighter Allan McLean
                                                                Firefighter Alistair Baird

 

 

New fire station opens 

<PHOTO> Callander Fire Crew in their new home at Geisher Road. Photo Central Fire Service. (photo not on site)
On 14th May 1960 the new Fire Station on Main Street was officially opened by Fire Master Masson of Perth and Kinross Fire Service. Forty years on – on Friday 12th November 2004 – the new Fire Station at Geisher Road was opened by Fire Master John Early and Tom Coll, Convener of the Fire Board. Sub Officer Keith Corrieri said, ‘We are pleased to be officially in the new fire station’.
Back in August the BLV was invited by Assistant Divisional Officer Tom Penman to visit both the old and new Fire Stations. Forty years on the old station seems cramped and very out of date. The new building is most impressive in its design and layout. There is a lecture room, a crew room, a fitted kitchen, shower and locker rooms, and a drying room for wet protective clothing.
On the technical side there is now a room for the checking and maintenance of breathing apparatus and an up-to-the-minute control room. In the grounds there will be a training area. There is also the traditional training tower.
Contrary to all rumours, the crew’s new appliance did fit through the door at the station. This vehicle takes eight personnel and incorporates the latest technology, including a thermal imaging camera.
A.D.O. Penman emphasised that the new station is a community fire station and it includes a community room which will be available to groups within the community for meetings etc. A.D.O. Penman added that an Open Day is planned, when members of the community will be able to see the new station for themselves.
Another innovation is that the Callander Ambulance will share the facilities of the new station, which will bring together under one roof two of our emergency services.
We wish them all the very best in their new home.
(Ben Ledi View, Issue 180, December 2004. Page 1.)

 

 

 

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