1 Pump, 1 Rapid Response Unit Retained


<1939 to 1983? Carlyle's Place, ANNAN.                                                                   Photo
7/7/1983 to Standalane, ANNAN. DG12 5JR (Operational date)                      Photo


1937/38 Firemaster Trilby Henderson
? to 1960 Station Officer Robert Douglas BEM (Bob) (died December 1960)
1961 to 1986 Station Officer Tam Poole
1986 to 1987 Station Officer Ronnie Quinn
1987 to 1988 Sub Officer Eric Drysdale
1988 to 1998 Sub Officer Bob Anderson MBE
1998 to 2006 Sub Officer Kenny Simmons
2006 to 29/12/2021 Watch Manager Kenny Simmons (Rank to Role change) (awarded QFSM 17/6/2017)
30/12/2021 Watch Commander Ian Marshall (there October 2022)

 Station Officers were in charge of  2 pump Retained stations but this was changed to Sub Officers in 1987. Sub O Eric Drysdale took over from Station Officer Ronnie Quinn.



1950’s GUC6 Hose Reel Tender & Trailer Pump  
? FCS522 Commer QX/Miles WrE
1955 GSD444 Dennis F8/Miles Type B WrT received new


  First Second
1980 TSD404N NCS142G
1990 ESM820Y ESM821Y
1992 F897ASW G632ESM
1992 E685WSW G632ESM
1998 R432RSW E685WSW
2001 R432RSW R429RSW
2010 April R432RSW SF59CYU
2014 SF14KGJ SF59CYU
2018 Feb SP18ZZB SF14KGJ


NCS142G Bedford TJ/HCB Angus WrT
TSD404N Bedford TKEL/Jag 4.2/HCB Angus WrL
ESM820Y Dodge G12c/Mountain Range WrT/L
ESM821Y Dodge G12c/Mountain Range WrT/L
E685WSW Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK C/WrL
F897ASW Dodge G13/Excalibur WrL
G632ESM Dodge G13/Excalibur FRT
R429RSW Scania P94D-220/Emergency One FRT
R432RSW Scania P94D-220/Emergency One FRT
SF59CYU Scania P270/Emergency One FFRT
SF14KGJ Scania P280/Emergency One RP
SP18ZZB Iveco Daily 70C 18D/Emergency One RRU

FFRT    Fire and Flood Rescue Tender

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



1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 South Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Dumfries and Galloway Fire Brigade
2005 to 31/3/2013 Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service



1947 It was decided that Annan should be made 2 pumps to cover Gretna and that Gretna be disbanded. A new station was eventually opened at Gretna on 31/10/1968.

Up until 1988 the Officer in Charge of a two pump retained station was a Station Officer. After 1988 anyone who became the Officer in Charge had the rank of Sub Officer.

Official opening of a station in 1984


The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  2 Large Trailer pumps 1 Section Leader
  2 Light Trailer pumps 2 Leading Firemen
  2 Towing Vehicles 17 Firemen


The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1957

  Equipment Retained
  4 Pump Appliances 1 Station Officer
    1 Sub Officer
    2 Leading Firemen
    16 Firemen



  Equipment Retained
  2 Water Tender Ladders 1 Sub Officer
    2 Leading Firefighters
    17 Firefighters





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