R49 TURRIFF

2 Pump Retained

 

Stations

 

Present               Fife Street, TURRIFF.                                Photo

 

 

Firemasters

1954/5

Sub Officer W Anderson

1960

Sub Officer J. Wilson

1986 Station Officer A. J. Brown
2002 Station Officer Neil Stevenson
2017 Watch Manager Mike Bremner (there 2018)

 

 

Appliances

  

First

Second

Water Carrier

1962

Dennis F26?

Austin

 

1980

USA523L

SSA311

 

1990

RSS282X

WSE294Y

 

1998

K284FSO

K285FSO

 
2002 SV02EMJ   P93ERS

 

SSA311

Dennis F26/Dennis

WrT

USA523L

Ford D1013/HCB Angus

WrL

RSS282X

Dodge G1313/Carmichael

WrL

WSE294Y

Dodge G1313/Fulton aand Wylie

WrT

K284FSO

Scania 93M-210/Emergency One

WrL

K285FSO

Scania 93M-210/Emergency One

WrT

P93ERS Scania 94D-220/Whale Tankers WrC
SV02EMJ Scania 94D-230 CP31/Emergency One WrL (10 man)

 

 

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 keys of the 10 man Scania were handed over on 17/6/2002.

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 Leader
    2 Leading Firemen
    16 Firemen

 

Turriff is one of only two retained stations in Grampian Fire Brigade with two floors, the other being Aberlour.

A new 2 bay station was opened on 6/4/1962.

Turriff had a call sign of 68 in Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to R49, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Mounthooly closed on 8/11/2016.

TURRIFF LEADS WAY WITH NEW FIRE UNIT

A north-east town is blazing a trail with a new state-of-the-art fire engine.
Turriff has become one of the first towns in Britain to operate a 10-crew, Swedish-built Scania tender. The new unit could prove to be a life-saver. It will get more firefighters to the scene of a blaze earlier.
And Grampian Fire Brigade said today other North-east stations could get a similar appliance.
Deputy firemaster David Dalziel said: "To have increased numbers of firefighters at an incident at an earlier stage will save lives, limit damage and increase firefighter safety."
The majority of fire engines currently operate with a maximum crew of six.
On occasions, however, engines arrive at emergency scenes with less than full crews.
A brigade spokeswoman said today that one other 10-crew appliance was based at Ballater, although it is not a Scania make. She said Turriff had been chosen as an area which would benefit from a 10-crew.
And she revealed the brigade intended siting a similar appliance at Buckie.
Mr Dalziel claimed the new appliance showed Grampian Fire Brigade was committed to providing the best service to local communities.
He said it demonstrated an innovative approach to the brigade's commitment to the North-east.
Assistant firemaster Mike Morrice was due to present the keys of the new fire unit to councillor Alisan Norrie at Turriff tonight
(Aberdeen Press and Journal. 16/5/2002.)

 

 

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