M25 DUNBLANE

1 Pump Retained.

Stations

28/4/1954             Anderson Street, DUNBLANE. FK15 9AJ.                                                                                                                               Photo
1994/95                Temporarily accommodated in nearby Cleansing Department premises while station refurbished & extended.
1995                      Anderson Street, DUNBLANE. FK15 9AJ. 

Firemasters

1975 Station Officer Edgar Ramsay
1965 Station Officer Duncan Fraser B.E.M.
1986 to 1998 Sub Officer Peter Stewart
1998 to Sept 2007 Sub Officer Alastair McFarlane
Sept 2007 to Watch Manager Jim Snedden (still there 2016)

 

Appliances

1975 EGS86 Commer/HCB Angus PE
  FES906 Commer 45A/HCB WRT
  PGS442 Land Rover 108/Perth and Kinross FB WS ET
  BMS13B Bedford TK/Carmichael PE
  GMS692N Dodge K850/Carmichael WrL
  JLS368S Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrT
  JLS369S Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
  VLS629X Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie WrL

 

  First Second Water Carrier Emergency Tender 4x4 ATV
1973 EGS86 FES906   PGS442    
1975 FES906     PGS442    
1990 B917RLS   D242FMS      
1998 J369VLS   P482CMS      
2005 T572JMS   P482CMS      
2012 April T572JMS   None      
2014 T572JMS       YP62EOZ SN61FRC
2017/04/02 SN60EKP       YP62EOZ SN61FRC

 

 

B917RLS Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie WrL
D242FMS Dodge G16c/Fulton and Wylie WrC/FoT
J369VLS Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
P482CMS Volvo FL6-18/Emergency One WrC
T572JMS Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
SN60EKP Volvo FLL/Emergency One RP
SN61FRC Polaris Ranger Sportsman ATV
YP62EOZ Ford Ranger 4x4

 The Water Carrier has a pump with an output of 4500L/min, the tank holds 7200L and it carries a 6000L dam.

 By 3/4/2012 the Water Carrier has been moved to Larbert.

The Ford Ranger tows the trailer that carries the Polaris Ranger Sportsman 4 seater All Terrain Vehicle.

SN60EKP has 4 seats in the rear with no BA sets, 2 jump Seats (folding up rear facing seats on the outside N/S and O/S) with a BA behind each one and 2 BA sets and spare cylinders in the N/S front locker on a slide out board.

 

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

 

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 Pump 9 Firemen
  1 Water Tender with Light Pump mounted  

The Perth and Kinross Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1952

  Equipment Retained
  2 Pump Appliances 1 Section Leader
    1 Leading Fireman
    9 Firemen

Establishment 2000

                                                 Equipment                                                                                                     Retained

                                                 1 Water Tender Ladder                                                                               1 Sub Officer
                                                 1 Water Carrier                                                                                             3 Leading Firefighters
                                                                                                                                                                         6 Firefighters

Establishment 2017

                                                 Equipment                                                                                                     Retained

                                                 1 Water Tender Ladder                                                                               1 Watch Manager
                                                 1 ATV Hill Fire Unit                                                                                     3 Crew Managers
                                                                                                                                                                         6 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.

Anderson Street station occupied 1953? and Officially opened on Wednesday 29th April, 1954.

1988        The establishment of retained personnel was reduced.

26/1/2016 was Station S6, New National Call Sign is M25.

 

<PHOTO> First of it’s kind to be built in Scotland, Dunblane’s fire station for part time firemen will be opened at the end of this month by Sir John Ure Primrose, chairman of Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee.
(Perthshire Advertiser, Saturday, 17 April, 1954. Page 20.)

<PHOTO> General view at the inauguration of Dunblane’s new fire station on Wednesday. Picture shows Provost A.H. Syme introducing Lord Provost Sir John Ure Primrose, Perth who performed the opening ceremony.
(Perthshire Advertiser, Saturday, 1 May, 1954. Page 16.)

<PHOTO> Lord Provost Sir John Ure Primrose, Perth, and Provost A.H. Syme, Dunblane, at the opening of Dunblane’s new fire station.
(Perthshire Advertiser, Saturday, 1 May, 1954. Page 24.)

 

DUNBLANE HAS MODERN FIRE STATION

Sir John Ure Primrose Praises Part-time Firemen 

Performing his last official duty as chairman of the Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee, Sir John Ure Primrose, Lord Provost of Perth, at Dunblane yesterday (Wednesday), opened the first fire station to be built in Perthshire since the formation of the Joint Committee. The magnificent new fire station is situated at Well Place, and is completely modern in every aspect.
Introducing Sir John, Provost A. H. Syme, Dunblane said it was a great privilege to have Sir John there, and he conveyed greetings from the Magistrates, Councillors and citizens of Dunblane.
Sir John regarded it as a great pleasure and honour to have been asked to open the new fire station. He knew that most people regarded fire stations in the same way as they regarded insurance policies. They grudged paying for them but when a fire occurred they were glad they did so. He felt they were very fortunate in their fire service in the area. It was most efficient and he placed it second to none in the country.

PART-TIME FIREMEN PRAISED

The part time firemen played a great part in this efficiency. He said that, although it was not generally known, there were about six part time firemen to every full time member of the service, and he wanted to take the opportunity of thanking these part time firemen for the great work they had done in their area.
He wondered how many people realised the tremendous amount of money and financial loss was involved by fire. In the United Kingdom last year the total was about £24 million, and in their area alone it had been £160,000. These figures, he said, would have been very much greater had it not been for the fire service and the work the firemen did when fire broke out.
However, many people did not realise that that the firemen not only extinguished fires and prevented them from doing a great deal of damage, but they also played a great part in the teaching of prevention of fires. For those who sometimes thought the cost of the fire service was high let them remember the work that was being done.
He said he hoped that this magnificent new fire station would encourage more recruits to come forward. “I hope they will come forward in far greater number than they did before,” he said.

COMPLIMENTS ALL ROUND

Sir John complimented the County Architect, Mr I. A. Moodie, on the new fire station, and also the contractors who had carried out the work. He thanked Perth County Council and also Dunblane Town Council for their valuable assistance to the Fire Committee in the project.
He also wanted to pay tribute to the help they had received from the Scottish Home Department. They had seemingly done everything in their power to help the building of the new fire station, and although the Department was often criticised he felt that they had to be thanked for their co-operation on this building.
He wanted to acknowledge the help given him by members of the Joint Fire Committee during term as chairman. He said that this ceremony was in the way of being his “greetin’ meeting” for it was his last duty as chairman of the Committee. He felt it was often a very difficult thing to set up a joint committee, but he felt that he had received every co-operation, and it had been very successful. So far as the new Dunblane Fire Station was concerned they had worked in close harmony, and the result was now before them.

SIR JOHN PRESSES THE BUTTON

“It works” Sir John said rather gleefully, after he had smashed the glass and pushed the alarm button to send two fire engines out on a trial run.
Mr A. R. Moir, vice chairman of the Committee, thanked Provost Syme and the Town Council for the work they had done towards getting the new fire station at Dunblane. Many local councils were very enthusiastic about getting a new fire station until they were approached and asked to find a site. There had been no trouble of this kind at Dunblane, and everything had gone very smoothly.
(Stirling Journal and Advertiser. Thursday, April 29, 1954. Page 1)

 

DUNBLANE FIREMEN’S RE-UNION DINNER 

<PHOTO> Seated, left to right, in the above group at the annual re-union dinner of Dunblane Fire Brigade are:- Mr A. Millar, Provost D. J. Grant, Mr D. Fraser, Mr J. M. Stanley and Mr R. Westwood.
The annual reunion dinner of the Dunblane Fire Brigade was held in the Stirling Arms Hotel on Friday evening, when a company of 40 was welcomed by Leading Fireman R. Boyd.
Included among the guests were Provost D. J. Grant; Superintendent J. Taylor, Perth and Kinross Constabulary, and Mr R. Westwood, Divisional Fire Officer.
Provost Grant proposed the toast to the Perth and Kinross Fire Brigade to which Station Officer D. M. Fraser, Dunblane, made suitable reply.
Divisional Officer Westwood addressed the company on behalf of the members from headquarters, Perth, while Superintendent Taylor spoke on behalf of the police force.
The company were entertained by Messrs. W. Johnstone (singer), J. Quigley (accordian) and S. Macrae (instrumentalist).
At the close, thanks were expressed to Mrs Johnstone and staff for the excellent meal and service.
The function was organised by Leading Fireman R. Boyd, and Firemen A. Kerr, I. McIntyre, V. Knox and A. Cook.
(Stirling Journal and Advertiser. Thursday, February 23, 1967. Page 7)

 

<PHOTO> means there was a photo in the newspaper, the photo is not on this site.

 

 

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