B5 NEW GALLOWAY
1 Pump Retained
|? to 1995||East Port, NEW GALLOWAY (West Port?)|
|21/2/1996||Mill Isle, Newton Stewart Road, NEW GALLOWAY. DG7 3RT. Photo|
The Mill Isle station was occupied in December 1995.
|1940s to 1960s||Sub Officer John McQueen|
|1970s to mid 1980s||Sub Officer Ewart Muir|
|mid 1980s to mid 1990s||Sub Officer Vic C McIntosh (There 1988 and 1996)|
|mid 1990s to||Sub Officer John McGaw (Jake)|
|Late 30's||Wolsey Car and Trailer Pump|
|1968||LAG298F||Bedford J4SZ3/HCB Angus||WrT received new|
|1986||TSD404N||Bedford TK Jag 4.2/HCB Angus||WrT|
|1987||D195SSW||Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK||C/FRT|
|1999||E277WSW||Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK/M&S||C/FRT|
|2004||Y127WSM||Volvo FL6H-220/Emergency One||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|
Mill Isle occupied 22/12/1995, official opening 21/2/1996.
The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
|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
|2 Pump Appliances||1 Sub Officer|
|1 Leading Fireman|
Equipment Retained 1 Water Tender Ladder 1 Sub Officer 1 Leading Firefighter 8 Firefighters
New Galloway is proud of its new
by Peter Bedingfield
<PHOTOS> The new fire
station is sited next to the A712 and has onsite training facilities which the
former fire station in West Port lacked.
The team of retained firefighters at New Galloway with Sub Officer Vic Macintosh standing on the right.
The new fire stations communications system is explained to Jenny Russell by firefighter Mark Swain during the open night on February 13
During the opening night, which was well attended, this demonstration of the heavy duty cutting equipment by Murray Walker (left) and Eddie Miller is watched by Jamie Struthers and Colin Edgar.
New Galloway’s £300,000 fire station is officially open.
The custom-built station was opened yesterday by Mungo Bryson, regional councillor for Stewartry North, at a ceremony attended by regional council convenor Alan Baldwick, chief executive Ian Smith, members of regional, unitary, district and community councils and other guests from the local community.
Also present was Ken Cameron, chairman of the public protection committee and a former full-time fireman, who presented certificates of appreciation to local employers from New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet and Newton Stewart and Stranraer areas who have released employees for brigade duties over a period of 10 years or more.
The ceremony was followed by a tour of the premises and static displays.
The new station, which has been an operation since December last year, comprises a single fire appliance bay, muster bay, watchroom, lecture room, small kitchen, workshops and store and drying facilities.
Training facilities include a spacious drill yard with a drill tower, fire hydrant, foam practice area and soak away for water used during training.
The new station has a compliment of 10 retained firefighters who crew a fire and rescue tender.
Divisional Officer Bob McChristie said: “The new station is a big improvement over the old one, especially the on-site training facilities which we did not have previously.”
He added: “When you consider the fact that new station is likely to last for 50 years, £300,000 is not such a huge amount of money. It works out to about £6,000 a year.”
(The Galloway News, Thursday, February 22nd, 1996. Page 12)
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