1 Pump Retained


1948 Drumlanrig Street, THORNHILL.                     Photo
1977 Kinnel Street, THORNHILL. DG3 4JN.            Photo



1959 Sub Officer A. Reid
1968 Sub Officer Joseph Currie
1993/94 Sub Officer J. Maxwell (there in 1988)
? Sub Officer Campbell
2010 to 2016 Watch Manager W Y Slider (there in 2001)
2016 to 2017 Watch Manager Sanny Halliday
Feb 2017 to Watch Commander Andrew Ross (there 18/11/2023)


1940   Car and Trailer Pump  
? to 1965 GGX566 Austin K2/Home Office and Trailer Pump HrT (ex ATV)
1965 CAG277C Bedford Type B WrT received new
1980 XCS212 Bedford J5/HCB Angu WrT
1984? NCS142G Bedford TJ4L/HCB Angus WrT
1987 D971SSW Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK C/FRT
1998 E684WSW Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK C/FRT
2001 SF51ZHL Volvo FL6H-220/Emergency One FRT
2023 April T334ASW Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One RP
2023 August SP72XLK Iveco Eurocargo 140-250/Emergency One MWRP

SF51ZHL was uneconomical to repair and Thornhill were running with spare appliance T334ASW until SP72XLK arrived.



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





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




Thornhill may get a new fire station 

Thornhill could have a new 30,000 fire station if Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council gives the go-ahead for a building program for next year.
At a meeting of the Public Protection Committee on Tuesday, members set the wheels in motion for the new station and there is also the possibility of another station at Moffat in the next few years.
The recommendation to approve the fire building program for 197677 will now go before the regional council meeting in the New Year.
But the original building program, approved by the committee in June, what shelved this week, when the committee heard that the Scottish Home and Health Department had deferred proposals to build stations at Annan and Gatehouse.
The committee had previously approved the building program for 197578 to include fire stations at Thornhill, Annan, Moffat and New Galloway.
(Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 13 December, 1975. Page 1)



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