1 Pump Retained


? to 1973 Leven Road, SANQUHAR.                            Photo
26/9/1973 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  
  GUC8 Austin Towing Vehicle ATV
1962 TCS419 Bedford J5SZ3/HCB WrT
1980 CAG277C Bedford J5/HCB Angus WrT
1990 E684WSW Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK C/FRT
1998 M76BSM Scania P93M-220/Emergency One FRT
2010 SA06TYD DAF LF55/TVAC Plastisol FRT



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



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

  Equipment Retained
  1 Large Trailer pump 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Light Trailer pump 9 Firemen
  1 Towing Vehicle  


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




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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