B8 WHITHORN

1 Pump Retained

Stations

1930's George Street, WHITHORN.
? to 1994 King's Road, WHITHORN. DG8 8PP.                 Photo
25/5/1994 Station Yard, B746, WHITHORN.                       Photo

Firemasters

1969

Sub Officer James McGeoch

1985

Sub Officer W Lyons

? to 2004

Sub Officer Martin Lochhead

2004 to Sub Officer James Hawthorn

 

Appliances

 

  CLR725 Austin K2 and Trailer Pump  
1966 ESD854D Bedford Type B WrT received new
1988 E683WSW Dodge G08/Excalibur CBK C/FRT
2000 W524OSW Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One FRT
20154 May SG52XXD Volvo FL6H-220/Emergency One FRT

 

Brigades

? Whithorn 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 station in King's Road, a converted church hall, was originally converted to accommodate an ATV/HrT, then they got the Baby Bedford, but when the D reg compacts came they couldn’t get one in the door so, as a temporary solution until one of the E regs was modified for them, they were given a Bedford TK/HCBA WrT. The door was at that angle because a machine could not turn out left or right owing to the narrow street, so they made the door across the gable and one side as shown in the photograph. (Andy Anderson, 2012).

The station in Station Yard was occupied on 3/5/1994, with the official opening on 25/5/1994.

 

 

 

 

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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