1 Pump Retained
|? to 1973
|Leven Road, SANQUHAR. Photo
|Leven Road, SANQUHAR. DG4 6DY. Photo
1973 Sub Officer David Hay
2006 Sub Officer Norman Burns QFSM
2018 to 23/3/2022 Watch Manager Ian Johnson (now called Watch Commander)
24/3/2022 Watch Commander Darren Shaw (there 18/11/2023)
|Motorcycle and Sidecar
|Car and Trailer Pump
|Austin Towing Vehicle
|Bedford J5/HCB Angus
|Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK
|Scania P93M-220/Emergency One
|DAF LF55/TVAC Plastisol
|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
|Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Move from old to new station 25/4/1973. Official Opening new station 26/9/1973.
Sub Officer Norman Burns was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list June 2006.
The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
|1 Large Trailer pump
|1 Leading Fireman
|1 Light Trailer pump
|1 Towing Vehicle
The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1957
|2 Pump Appliances
|1 Sub Officer
|1 Leading Fireman
Equipment Retained 1 Water Tender Ladder 1 Sub Officer 1 Leading Firefighter 8 Firefighters
New fire station opened
Sanquhar’s new fire
station was officially opened on Wednesday. It has been built adjoining the old
station in Leven Road on a site which was formerly a children’s play park.
The informal opening ceremony was performed by Mr Thomas McIntyre, Cumnock, chairman of the South Western Area Joint Fire Board.
Firemaster R. J. Knowlton of the South West Area Fire Brigade introduced Mr McIntyre, who said the new station will give a sense of protection to the community and the fireman the opportunity to carry out their duties in a well-equipped modern building.
Provost James Young said a new station had been needed for a long time. He congratulated local fireman for the great effort they made to safeguard people and property from the risk of fire.
Ex-Provost Andrew McCron recalled that when he was a member of the local fire brigade a new fire station was only a dream for the future.
Following the opening ceremony long service (20 years) medals were presented by Mr McIntyre to Sub Officer David Hay and (now retired from the service) Fireman Edwin Young.
(Dumfries and Galloway Standard Saturday, 29 September, 1973. Page 15)
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