R02 PETERHEAD

1 Pump Wholetime, 1 Pump, 1 Incident Support Vehicle Retained.

 

Stations

25/3/1861 North end of the Town House
1908 to 1960 Windmill Street                                           Photo

? to 1960

York Street, PETERHEAD. Utilised along with Windmill Street

Oct. 1960 to 1995

Ugie Street, PETERHEAD.

26/8/1995

Grange Road, PETERHEAD.                     Photo

 

Firemasters

1937 to 1940 Firemaster David Hepburn

1958/59

Sub Officer R Buchan

? to 31/5/1980

Station Officer J. McGhee

1980 to 1982 Station Officer Sid Duff
1982 to 4/1/1988 Station Officer W. R. (Bert) Cordiner
? to 26/8/1995 Station Officer Jimmy A. Murcar (there in 1989)

Station Manager

2017                            Station Manager Chay Ewing

2018                            Station Manager Craig Shand (Temp?)

 

 

Appliances

 

1861   Fire Engine  

 

AV3792

Morris Commercial

MP

 

BAV350

Bedford/Gregory/Uxbridge Limo

HrT

 

GXN782

Dennis

P

1957

NAV578

Karrier Gamecock/Carmichael

WrT

 

TSA982

Dennis F26/Dennis

WrT

1962

WSA958

Dennis F26/Dennis

WrT

1977

OSA365R

Ford D1114/CFE

WrL

1978

BRS328T

Ford D1617/CFE

WrL

 

GSS12V

Ford D1617/CFE

WrL

 

 

 

First

Second

TL

Prime Mover

Prime Mover

Incident Support Vehicle

1960

Dennis F26? Austin?

 

 

 

 

 

1980

BRS328T

OSA365R

 

 

 

 

1990

F431GSA

F432GSA

 

 

 

 

1998

L748KRS

L749KRS

K286FSO

F431GSA

 

 

1998

R331RSA

R332RSA

 

H291SSA

G318MSA

 
2001 R331RSA R332RSA   H291SSA    
2003 R331RSA R332RSA        
2004 SV54AUJ R332RSA        
2008 SV54AUJ R332RSA       SV08HBN
2009 SV54AUJ SV54AUH       SV08HBN
2012 R331RSA SV54AUH       SV08HBN
2012 Nov SV09BPK SV09BPO       SV08HBN
2017 KV65SZX SV09BPO       SV08HBN
2018 Jan KV65SZX SV14BJK       SV08HBN

 

 

OSA365R

Ford D1114/HCB Angus

WrT

BRS328T

Ford D1617/CFE

WrL

F431GSA

Dodge G13c/Mountain Range

WrL

F431GSA

Dodge G13c/Multilift

PM

F432GSA

Dodge G13c/Mountain Range

WrT

G318MSA

Dodge G13c/Multilift

PM

H291SSA

Scania 93M-210/Multilift

PM

K286FSO

Scania 93M-250/Angloco/Metz

TL

L748KRS

Scania 93M-210/Emergency One

WrL

L749KRS

Scania 93M-210/Emergency One

WrT

R331RSA

Scania 94D-220/Emergency One

WrL

R332RSA

Scania 94D-220/Emergency One

WrT

SV54AUH Scania 94D-230/Emergency One CP31 (10 man cab) WrL
SV54AUJ Scania 94D-230/Emergency One CP31 (10 man cab)  (RTA damaged) WrL
SV08HBN Mercedes Sprinter 311 ISV
SV09BPK Scania P230/Emergency One CP31 (10 man cab) WrL
SV09BPO Scania P230/Emergency One CP31 (10 man cab) WrL
SV14BJK Scania P280/Emergency One    (Cobra Cold Cutting Gear fitted) RP
KV65SZX Volvo FLL260/PGF/Emergency One RP

 

2001    Pods for the Prime Mover are Damage DCU4, Rescue HRU4 and Support ISU4.

Brigades

1861 to 1941

Peterhead Fire Brigade

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

 

SERVICE CHANGES
Chief Officer David Hepburn, of Peterhead, to be district officer of the Aberdeenshire Fire Brigade.

The fire brigade formed by the Aberdeen County Council since the passing of the Fire Brigades Bill, has attracted to it Mr David Hepburn, for the past three years Firemaster of Peterhead. There were four candidates for his position, that of district officer for Inverurie and environs.
(Fire, December, 1940. page 121.)

 

 

The North Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Self propelled Pump 1 Section Leader
  1 Towing Unit with Light Pump inside towing Major Pump 2 Leading Firemen
  1 Towing Unit towing Light Pump 17 Firemen

 

The North Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1952

  Equipment Retained
  2 Pump Appliances 1 Company Officer
    1 Section Leader
    2 Leading Firemen

 

 

16 Firemen

 

A new 2 bay station in Ugie St was opened in October 1960.

About 2005 changed from Day Manning and Retained to Wholetime (four watches) and Retained.

2009 the Incident Support Vehicle is crewed by the Retained

Peterhead had a call sign of 71 in Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to R01, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Mounthooly closed on 8/11/2016.

 

Grampian Fire Brigade

Peterhead Fire Station

Official Opening Ceremony

26 August 1995 

Foreword 

It is my pleasure to welcome you here today to the official opening of this excellent new fire station in Peterhead.
The tremendous development which has occurred in this area of Grampian over the last ten years prompted the need for the Brigade to consider how best to provide an enhanced level of fire and rescue service. As a result, this site was acquired in 1988 and funding was identified in 1991 to build this new fire station.
The provision of these facilities has allowed Grampian Fire Brigade to increase the level of emergency cover to the greater Peterhead area. It has provided a much needed training resource for firefighters in the wider north east area of the Region and an incident room facility which can be shared by the emergency services in the event of a major incident.
The fire and rescue staff at this station has been increased by twenty whole time personnel who provide seven day emergency cover and support the twenty existing retained firefighters who have served the Peterhead area in a most efficient way for many years. In this context, I would wish to record my specific gratitude to the employers of Peterhead who have consistently been prepared to release their staff to respond to emergency calls.
I hope that you enjoy the afternoon and leave with the knowledge that Peterhead now has a community fire service resource which they can be proud of. 

A J Lobban M.I.FireE.
Firemaster  

The History of Peterhead Fire Station 

In 1857 the Town Council discussed a Report ‘The provsion of a Fire Engine in Peterhead’. However, it was not until November 1860 that the Fire Engine Committee was formed and agreed at the Town Council Meeting to purchase a Mansion House Fire Engine costing £105 or 12 guineas more if adapted to be drawn by horses.
Following the adoption of the Police Act in 1861 by the Town Council, the Council was required by this Act to provide a Fire Engine for the town. The Fire Engine was purchased and the committee of Police secured from the Feuars the North End of the Town House as a Station for the Fire Engine which was placed there on Saturday 25th March, 1861.
The first custom built Fire Station was built in 1908 in Windmill Street, the horses to pull the Fire Engine being kept in a stable at Sutherlands in St. Peter Street.
The council yard in York Street was also utilised as a Fire Station along with Windmill Street but was not custom built. The two Stations served Peterhead throughout the War years until the Town Council required the York Street buildings to accommodate the expansion of motor transport.
In October 1960 a new modern custom-built two bay Fire Station was opened in Ugie Street and has served the Peterhead area since then.  

Peterhead Fire Station 1995 

Construction of the new station started in December 1992 and was completed in December 1994 at a cost of £1.6 million. The station became operational in February 1995. At the same time a new Duty System was introduced, which as a result, has enhanced the level of fire and emergency cover to this area of Grampian. 

The Staff of Peterhead Fire Station 

                District Officer                      Assistant Divisional Officer D Bain
                Fire Safety                             Assistant Divisional Officer A McCombie
                                                                Station Officer G Tew
                                                                Station Officer D Beedie
                Secretariat Support              Yvonne Gilchrist
                Station Assistant                 Ian Anderson 

                A Watch                                                                                                B Watch

Sub.O B Esson                      Ff A Jones                            Sub O M Morgan                Ff M Cooper
L/Ff G Almack                       Ff C Mathieson                    L/Ff A Foote                         Ff R Sturrock
L/Ff R Mcgillivray
               Ff I Mogano                         L/Ff S Wood                         Ff R Weir
Ff M Fraser                           Ff N Walker                           Ff G Collins                           Ff C Whitson 

Retained

Sub O J A Murcar                 Ff N Adams                          Ff R Emslie                            Ff D Hewitt
L/Ff M J Cowie                      Ff L Baird                              Ff D Forbes                           Ff R Mckenzie
L/Ff B Emslie                          Ff A Clueit                            Ff D Forman                          Ff G Robinson
L/Ff T Mallet                          Ff R Daniel                            Ff R Geary                             Ff D Ross
L/Ff F Paterson                      Ff S Donaldson                    Ff A J Hay

 

There were Photos of Firemaster Lobban, a Peterhead Steamer and the 2 pumps at the side of the new station. 

 

Programme of Events 

                1330 hours             Arrival of Guests

                1400 hours             Official welcome by A J Lobban M.I.FireE.

                                                Firemaster

                                                Opening remarks by Councillor B Topping
                                                Chairman Public Protection Committee

                                                Formal opening by Councillor A Kemp
                                                Convener of Grampian Regional Council

                                                Prayer of Dedication by Jim Weir BD
                                                Brigade Chaplain

                                                Drill Display

                                                Inspection of Personnel

                                                Closing remarks by A J Lobban M.I.FireE.
                                                Firemaster

                1500 hours             Tour of Station
                (approx.)
                1530 hours             Refreshments
                (approx.)
                1630 hours             Dispersal

 

Acknowledgements

Mr Jim Buchan of Peterhead
Mr David Bertie and the Staff of Peterhead Museum
Mrs Noreen Wilson and the Staff of Peterhead Library
Miss Lynda McMillan of Grampian Fire Brigade
and
Everyone involved in the Design and Building of this Project

 

Peterhead Fire Station
1 Grange Road
Peterhead
AB42 6WN
Tel: (01779) 471645
Fax: (01779 476977

 

 

Fire tender misses brigade’s big day

Official opening today

By Rosslyn Reid

Peterhead firefighters are geared up for the official opening of their £1.6 million station today.
But a road accident involving one of the brigade’s £250,000 vehicles has put a damper on spirits.
The 16 tonne tender with turntable was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van towing a caravan on Thursday night. No one was injured.
The brigade vehicle was on the Aberdeen – Peterhead road on the way to a practice exercise for the Peterhead opening.
Station district officer David Bain said: “The accident has set things back a bit. But the planned display will still go ahead with another vehicle.
“We want to make this a fun weekend. However, we will still be bearing in mind that an investigation is continuing into the accident over the next few days.”
Mr Bain would not comment on whether any disciplinary action would be taken against the firefighter driving the vehicle and said the joint inquiry with Grampian Police was ongoing.
A report on the accident is being prepared by police and it will go to the procurator fiscal.
Around 200 people will attend the official opening led by Grampian Regional Council convener, Rhona Kemp, who will unveil a plaque at 2pm.
Other guests will include local councillors, firefighters and employers of the retained firefigfhters at the station.
A dedication ceremony by brigade chaplain Jim Weir will also take place.
Tomorrow the station will be open to the public from 1pm to 4pm. There will be stalls and a chance for local children to get behind the wheel of a fire tender.
The Station was completed in December 1994 and went operational in February this year.
The Windmill Road station is divided into three main sections – operational, fire safety and training.
“We employ 16 fulltime and 20 retained firefighters. And the new training complex provides the brigade with one of the most up to date training facilities in the country,” said Mr Bain.
Although there are only two fire appliances at Peterhead at present, the brigade is reviewing its strategy.
It will lead to three more special appliances being based there for dealing with specialised rescues, damage control and communications.
And as the next year rolls on, personnel at the station will also become involved in cliff rescues and offshore firefighting.
<PHOTO> Clean machine: firemen Conrad Whitson (left) and Robert Sturrock ensure their engine is gleaming. (washing the rear of L748KRS)
(Press and Journal, Saturday, August 26, 1995. Page 10.)

 

 

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