1 Pump Retained.


31/10/1968                  Central Avenue, GRETNA. DG16 5AS.                Photo



1968 to 1971                          Sub Officer Sid Muir

1971 to 1975                          Sub Officer Billy Crawford

1975 to 1989                          Sub Officer Sandy Clark

1989 to 1995                          Sub Officer Billy Crawford

1995 to 2003                          Sub Officer Geoff Greenwood

2003 to                                   Sub Officer Phil Birkett




1968 GLT897 Austin A2 ATV
1969 NCS141G Bedford TJ/HCB Angus WrT received new
1990 D970SSW Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK C/WrL
1998 F897ASW Dodge G13/Excalibur FRT
2000 H467JSW Scania G93M/Emergency One FRT
2004 SF53GWA Volvo FL6H-220/Emergency One FRT



  H.M. Factory Gretna Fire Brigade
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1968 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




During both world wars Gretna had a Fire Brigade but when the wars finished the Brigades were closed down, the last one closing in 1948.
Longtown (Cumberland County Fire Brigade) provided fire cover to Gretna and Annan was upgraded to two Pumps.



The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Large Trailer pumps 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Light Trailer pumps 9 Firemen
  1 Towing Vehicles  


The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1957

  Equipment Retained
  2 Pump Appliances 1 Sub Officer
    1 Leading Fireman
    8 Firemen



  Equipment Retained
  1 Water Tender Ladder 1 Sub Officer
    1 Leading Firefighter
    8 Firefighters

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


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