1 Pump Retained.
|12/11/1942 to 15/5/1956||Charles Street, LANGHOLM.|
|15/5/1956 to Sept 1995||Albert Place, LANGHOLM. DG13 0AT. Photo|
|Sept 1995 to 11/10/1996||Temp Station Langholm Engineering, Drove Road, LANGHOLM|
|11/10/1996 to||Albert Place, LANGHOLM. DG13 0AT. Photo|
|1959||Sub Officer M. Armstrong|
|1959 to 1990||Sub Officer John N F Reid (B.E.M.) (Awarded 1989)|
|1990 to 2001||Sub Officer Mick Ryan|
|2001 to||Sub Officer William A Bell|
|1871||"The Esk" Steam Fire Engine|
|1963||Bedford Type B||WrT received new|
|1964||XCS212||Bedford J5SZ3/HCB Angus Type B||WrT received new|
|1980||SAG982J||Bedford TK/HCB Angus||WrT/L|
|1998||L612VSW||Scania P93M-220/Emergency One||FRT|
|2009||Y128WSM||Volvo FL6H/Emergency One||FRT|
|<1871||Langholm Fire Brigade|
|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|
On the 5th July,
1871 the new steam fire engine arrived in Langholm. That evening, a huge bonfire
which had been built on the Kilngreen was lit in the presence of a crowd of
2,000 persons. At a signal given by Mr. Dobie, the fire engine boiler was fired
and in seven minutes steam was raised. Three minutes later the previous raging
pile was reduced to a few blackened ashes.
“The Esk” – the name the engine received after its first trial – had the distinction of being the second fire engine in Scotland. A unique position of which the people of Langholm were justly proud.
(Jubilee Supplement to the 1972 Firemaster’s Report. Page 42.)
The Albert Place station was occupied 5/5/1956
In 1956 one of the first three DX call out systems was installed at Langholm.
Official Opening: New Fire Station, Langholm
Langholm was the final part of a
strategy to provide three new stations in the final three years of the Regional
Council at a cost of £320k and provides much improved accommodation for the
town’s retained personnel.
The old station which occupied this site at Albert Place was a converted workshop acquired in 1955 and adapted into a temporary single-bay station. These premises lacked many of the basic facilities required for a modern day fire service. Particularly notable was the absence of proper training facilities and the remote ablution block.
Work commenced in September 1995 at the existing site at Albert Place and the new single-bay fire station was officially opened on Friday 11th October 1996 by Mr Denis R Male the Dumfries and Galloway Council member for Langholm and Upper Eskdale. The opening ceremony was well attended by Members, Officials, Guests and firefighters past and present along with their partners.
Following the opening ceremony, during which Mr K Cameron the Chairman of the Police, Fire and Public Protection Committee welcomed guests and Mr Male unveiled a commemorative plaque, the guests were shown around the station’s equipment and facilities.
I would take this opportunity to express on behalf of the Brigade my appreciation of the work done by all those who have been involved in this project and whose combined efforts have provided the Brigade and the people of Langholm with a modern, well designed station of which they can be justly proud.
(Dumfries and Galloway Fire Brigade 1996/97 Annual Report. Page 14.)
Station occupied September 1966.
The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
|1 Self propelled Pump||1 Leading Fireman|
|1 Light Trailer pump||9 Firemen|
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
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