B4 KIRKCUDBRIGHT

1 Pump Retained.

Stations

? to 1939 Toolbooth, KIRKCUDBRIGHT.
1939 to 1971 Fisher Street, KIRKCUDBRIGHT.
28/8/1971 St Mary's Street, KIRKCUDBRIGHT. DG6 4AA.           Photo

Firemasters

1918? to 1937? Firemaster Robert McClune
1937 to 1968 Sub Officer Walter McClune
1971? to 1983 Sub Officer Daer McClune
1983 to 1986 Sub Officer Fred Riddell
1986 to 1992 Sub Officer F Jim McColm
1992 to 1995 Sub Officer Douglas Swan   *
1993 to 1995 Acting Sub Officer William McLachlan
1995 to Sub Officer William McLachlan

* Sub Officer Douglas Swan was injured at a gas explosion at Mutehill in May 1993 and medically discharged from the service in January 1995. Following this incident William McLachlan was promoted to Acting Sub Officer until 1995 when Douglas Swan was discharged at which time his promotion was confirmed.

 

Appliances

 

Before 1939   Handcart (barrow) stored in Old Toolbooth  
? GLT723 Austin K2/Home Office and Trailer Pump HrT
1963   Bedford Type B WrT received new
1964 to 1984 XCS213 Bedford J5SZ3/HCB Angus WrT received new
1984 to 1987 SAG984J Bedford TKEL/HCB Angus WrT
1987 to 1999 D196SSW Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK C/FRT
1999to 2001 F897ASW Dodge G13/Excalibur CBK FRT
2001 SF51ZHK Volvo FL6H-220/Emergency One FRT

 

 

Brigades

? to 1941 Kirkcudbright 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

Notes

 

The 1939 station was an old slaughterhouse which was converted to a fire station and still exists (2001) as a carpet bowling club.

1999        Station received a new pitched and tiled roof.

 

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

 

2000

  Equipment Retained
  1 Water Tender Ladder 1 Sub Officer
    1 Leading Firefighter
    8 Firefighters

If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.

 

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