R47 HUNTLY

2 Pump, 1 Light Response Vehicle Retained.

 

Stations

 

1964                          King Street, HUNTLY.                            Photo

 

Firemasters

 

1960 to 1969

Sub Officer P. D. Taylor

1969 to 1978 Station Officer George Gray
1978 to 20/6/1990 Station Officer Ronnie Mitchell
1990 to 1994 Station Officer George McConnachie
1994 to ? Station Officer Des A. McRitchie
? to Watch Manager Gordon Petrie (there in 2010)

 

 

Appliances

 

First

Second

L4P

Water Carrier

Light Response Unit Prime Mover

1980

TSA980

WSA959

 

 

   

1990

XSA127M

XSA128M

 

 

   

1992

G317MSA

G316MSA

 

 

   

1998

G317MSA

G316MSA

L741KRS

P93ERS

   
2001 Y534RRS G316MSA   P93ERS    
2003 Y534RRS K285FSO        
2004 Y534RRS K285FSO     R546LSS  
2008 Y534RRS K285FSO        
2009 Y534RRS R332RSA        
2012 Y534RRS Y537RRS        
2017 Nov Y534RRS Y537RRS       N403XRS

November 2017 there is a Welfare Pod in the middle bay and N403XRS is outside behind the middle bay.

 

TSA980

Dennis F26/Dennis

WrL

WSA959

Dennis F26/Dennis

WrT

XSA127M

Dennis F48/Dennis

WrL

XSA128M

Dennis F48/Dennis

WrT

G316MSA

Dodge G13/Mountain Range

WrT

G317MSA

Dodge G13/Mountain Range

WrL

K285FSO Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL

L741KRS

Mercedes Unimog 1550L/Emergency One

L4P

N403XRS Scania 93M-220/Multilift PM

P93ERS

Scania 94D-220/Whale

WrC

R332RSA Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL
R546LSS Mercedes 312D Sprinter LRU (Ex workshops/comms van)
Y534RRS Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL
Y537RRS Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL

The Light Response Unit is used for RTAs and went on the run 18/8/2004.

Brigades

? to 1941

?

1941 to 1948

National Fire Service

1948 to 1975

North Eastern Fire Brigade

1975 to 2003

Grampian Fire Brigade

2003 to Grampian Fire and Rescue Service (name change only)

 

 

Notes

 

 

The North Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Towing Unit with Light Pump inside towing Major Pump 1 Section Leader
  1 Towing Unit towing Major Pump 2 Leading Firemen

 

 

17 Firemen

 

The North Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1952

  Equipment Retained
  2 Pump Appliances 2 Section Leaders
    2 Leading Firemen

 

 

16 Firemen

 

Establishment 2000

 

Equipment

Retained

 

1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Station Officer

 

1 Water Tender

1 Sub Officer

 

1 Water Carrier

3 Leading Firefighters

    15 Firefighters

 

Huntly had a call sign of 53 in Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to R47, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Mounthooly closed on 8/11/2016.

 

FIRE ENGINE FIRST FOR HUNTLY 

<PHOTO> Huntly’s firefighters look on as deputy firemaster, David Dalziel, hands over the keys of the new engine to Councillors Joanna Strathdee and Willie Anderson.
HUNTLY’S retained firemen have taken delivery of a brand new fire engine and are the first rural station in Grampian to get a new vehicle in the Brigade’s new all white livery.
The Scania fire engine is one of five new vehicles being delivered to rural stations this year as part of the Brigade’s commitment to their retained firefighters.
The 150,000 Huntly machine was officially handed over on Tuesday night by the deputy firemaster, David Dalziel to Huntly’s two Councillors, Joanna Strathdee and Willie Anderson and the local crew who were undertaking their regular weekly practise and training session.
The vehcile has a nine litre, four series engine and has automatic transmission.
Grampian Fire Brigade has chosen white as the colour for all its new vehicles for maximum visibility.
White vehicles reflect 80% of the light making them highly visible whereas red is one of the least reflective colours.
Older vehicles which require bodywork will gradually all be resprayed in the white.
In addition to its gleaming white paintwork, the fire engine is fitted with a full length blue light bar at the front, has strobe lights and its rear is painted in flourescent, reflective stripes.
Assistant firemaster, Mike Morrice said that the high visibility vehicles were being strategically located and targeted at stations on trunk roads which deal with serious road traffic accidents.
The new fire engine is fitted with new ladders and pump and the hydraulic rescue equipment has all been refurbished to provide an appliance which is equal to any in the City of Aberdeen or anywhere in Grampian.
The new vehicle has a safety crew cab which gives added protection to firemen on their way to attend an incident.
The other engine based at Huntly will be replaced with a white vehicle in due course.
The water carrying vehicle currently based at Huntly is to be relocated and replaced with a rapid response rescue unit equipped with even more cutting and rescue gear than the new engine and capable of travelling in many directions from Huntly to attend incidents.
Currently, the Huntly station is two under strength which can sometimes affect the unit’s ability to respond.
Anyone over 18, male or female, can become a retained firefighter and for rural stations such as Huntly, it is helpful to work locally which enables firefighters to respond to day time incidents.
Local people will have an opportunity to see the new fire engine and the firemen in action at an open day being held during Huntly Gala on Sunday July 22nd.
(The Huntly Express, 1st June, 2001. Page 6.)

 

 

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