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
1990 BSW646X Dodge G1313/Carmichael WrT/L
1992 D198SSW Dodge G13/Alexander 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

  Equipment Retained
  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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