R31 INVERURIE

2 Pump Retained.

 

Stations

20/1/1981                  Constitution Street, INVERURIE.                Photo

Firemasters

1978 Sub Officer James Thom

Aug 1978 to 27/8/1990

Station Officer James Gerrard

1991 to 30/11/2003

Station Officer H. J. Craig

6/4/2004 Station Officer Graeme Duncan

 

Appliances

BAV94 Bedford O/A C Cars PE
BAV607 Bedford HrT
GLW473 Austin K2/Home Office HrT
1952? HSA333 Commer QX/Miles WrT
1956 NAV575 Dennis F8/Dennis P
NAV577 Karrier Gamecock/Carmichael WrT
BSA673B Dennis F36/Dennis WrT

1952/53

Received 1 Water Tender

1980

Received 1 Ford D1317/Angloco (LSO471W)

 

 

First

Second

Prime |Mover

1980

VSA636L

LSO471W

 

1990

C96RSA

C95RSA

 

1998

L745KRS

L746KRS

 
2001 Y536RRS L746KRS  
2008 Y536RRS L746KRS P91ERS
2009 SV06AFE SV06EZU P91ERS
2016 July SV12AZB SV12AZC  

 

VSA636L

Ford D1013/HCB Angus

WrT

LSO471W

Ford D1617/Angloco

WrL

C95RSA

Dodge G13c/Mountain Range

WrT

C96RSA

Dodge G13c/Mountain Range

WrL

L745KRS

Scania 93M-210/Emergency One

WrL

L746KRS

Scania 93M-210/Emergency One

WrL

P91ERS Scania 94D-220/Multi Lift PM
Y536RRS Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL
SV06AFE Scania 230/Emergency One  (CP31 10 man cab) WrL
SV06EZU Scania 270/Emergency One (CP31 10 man cab) WrL
SV12AZB Scania P280/Emergency One WrL
SV12AZC Scania P280/Emergency One WrL

Pod on Station 2008
Flood Rescue Unit

Pods on Station December 2008
POD2 Disrobe/Rerobe

Pods on Station 2010
POD2 Welfare Unit Bott
ATV Polaris 700 Ranger Crew Carrier

 

Brigades

 

? to 1941

Royal Burgh of Inverurie 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

 

 

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
    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

 

2 Water Tender Ladders

1 Station Officer

 

 

1 Sub Officer

 

 

3 Leading Firefighters

 

 

15 Firefighters

 

Inverurie had a call sign of 75 in Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to R31, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Mounthooly closed on 8/11/2016.

 

New station opens at Inverurie 

<PHOTO> Grampian Firemaster Douglas Close (front left) congratulates Station Officer James Gerrard (centre) at yesterday’s opening of the new Inverurie fire station. Divisional Commander Douglas Macpherson (second left) and Deputy Firemaster Neil Morrison (right) look on.
A new chapter in the long history of Inverurie Fire Brigade began last night with the official opening of their new £156,000 fire station in Constitution Street.
Grampian Firemaster Douglas Close told a gathering of the brigade’s past and present part time firemen and their wives that the new station provided a great opportunity. He said: “We have a new building in which to operate and new techniques to learn. This will give the brigade’s morale and efficiency an extra boost.”
He said the brigade also had one new diesel tender with high pressure hoses as well as a refurbished vehicle. The replacing of the traditional siren with a radio paging system would mean a quicker and larger turnout at fires, he added. One of the problems with the siren had been that the number of firemen who heard it often depended on the direction of the wind.
Station Officer James Gerrard said later that other benefits the new station offered included a bigger hose drying tower and a larger drill yard.
Some of the former firemen said they wished they could turn the clock back and join up again. Mr. William Ramsay (65), 51 Kellands Road, Inverurie, who joined the town’s fire brigade in 1938 said the new station was “great”.
“It’s a far cry from my early days as a fireman. We used to have to push the pump on a hand barrow before we got a trailer unit which was pulled by one of the council’s vans.”
The brigade was housed in premises next to the Town House from 1940 until the new station, the last of the purpose built stations in Grampian Region, was completed in December last year.
During last night’s ceremony a 20 year’s service medal was presented by Mr. Close to Fireman Mr. Michael Ivory, 3 Kellands Avenue, Inverurie. Mr. Ivory is a guillotine operator at Thomas Tait paper mills.
(Press and Journal Wednesday, January 21, 1981. Page 3. LM edition)

 A new 2 bay station was opened in December 1980. Station Officially opened 20/1/1981.

2001 TSA980 is kept in the third bay.

2004 Reserve appliance kept in the third bay.

Station strength at September 2004 1 Station Officer, 4 Leading Firefighters, 8 Firefighters.

 

 

 

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