On 16th May 1975, Fife Fire Brigade kept the same name and covered the same area but was now administered by Fife Regional Council. In 1985 the brigade changed its name to Fife Fire and Rescue Service to better describe the modern function of the service. On the 1st April 1996, following Local Government Reorganisation administration of the brigade was transferred to Fife Council Protective Services Committee but the area covered remained the same. The Committee has 26 members.
Area covered 1,307 square kilometres Population 345,000
There are :-
5 Wholetime stations
8 Retained stations
371 Wholetime Personnel (DO II down)
101 Retained Personnel
22 Control Room Staff
46 Support Staff (Civilians)
21 Water Tender ladders
2 Aerial Ladder Platforms
1 Foam Carrier
1 Emergency Tender
1 Control Unit
1 Deputy Firemaster
1 Commander Operations (DO I)
1 Commander Support (DO I)
Headquarters Strathore Road, Thornton, KIRKCALDY KY1 4DF Firemasters
|1975 to 1977||Firemaster F. Partington FIFireE|
|1977 to 1983||Firemaster F. Ballantyne QFSM MIFireE|
|1983 to 1988||Firemaster J. Thompson QFSM FIFireE|
|1988 to 1996||Firemaster J. White QFSM BA FIFireE|
|1996 to 1/3/2001||Firemaster N. H. Campion QFSM MIFireE|
|2001 to 2002||Acting Firemaster Alastair Wyse|
|March 2002 to 29/4/2005||Firemaster Mike J Bitcon QFSM, DMS, FIFireE|
|8/6/2005 to 15/5/2008?||Chief Fire Officer Danny O'Donnell QFSM MA MSc|
|19/5/2008 to July 2010||Chief Fire Officer Jimmy Campbell QFSM, MA, MIFireE|
|July 2010 to 31/3/2013||Chief Fire Officer Neil McFarlane|
Firemaster Partington became Chief Fire Officer of Hereford and Worcester Fire Brigade from 1/4/1977 to 9/12/1987. At some point he was awarded an O.B.E.
|Glenrothes||WT||1 pump became 2 pump 1983||A2||Glenrothes||WT|
|Lochgelly||RT||Moved to new station and became WT 16/4/1982||A4||Lochgelly||WT|
|Rosyth||WT||Closed 24/3/2010 Moved to new Dunfermline Station|
|Thornton||WT||Closed 1983 pump moved to Glenrothes (now 2 pump)|
|Cowdenbeath||RT||Closed 16/4/1982 replaced by new wholetime station Lochgelly|
|St. Andrews||RT||B6||St. Andrews||RT|
|St. Monans||RT||B7||St. Monans||RT|
On a lighter note, Mr O'Donnell is related to his famous
showbiz namesake: "He's my cousin and we meet regularly. The only real
difference is I can't sing and Danny can't put out fires."
In 2002 Fife Fire and Rescue Service cost Council tax payers 92 pence per person per week.
1/6/2011 All Fife's specials, with the exception of the CARP at Dumfermline, are now Jump Manned/Dual Crewed. If the ICU at Dumfermline is required two off the CARP crew it and the CARP is crewed by two as an aerial only. The CARP has a crew of four.
13/4/2010 The new fire station at Pitreavie replacing the stations at Dunfermline and Rosyth is to be officially opened today.
13/6/2009 In the Queen's Birthday Honours List Brian Ritchie Hughes, Retained Watch Manager, Tayport Fire Station was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal.
THEY DIED ON DUTY
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