1 Pump Retained




? to ?                       18 Northern Road, KINTORE. (demolished for new station on same site)

4/61959                  18 Northern Road, KINTORE.                            Photo





1985                        Sub Officer Douglas Cameron (also there in 1981)

1988                        Sub Officer D. Smith

2002                        Sub Officer Arthur Smith (still there 2016)





Dennis F8




Dennis F448/Dennis




Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie




Scania 93M-210/Reliance Mercury




Scania 94D-220/Emergency One


2009 SV55CFO Scania 94D-340/Emergency One (10 man cab) WrL




? 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)




Provost recalls the early days as-
New Fire Station is Opened at Kintore

The days when Kintore’s firefighting apparatus consisted of a hand pump and wheel barrow, trundled by the town council, were recalled by Provost Matthew Dundas when he presided at the opening of the town’s new £8000 fire station yesterday.
The new building on the site of the old station in Northern Road, was opened by Councillor George Roberts, Aberdeen, vice chairman of the North Eastern Fire Area Joint Board.
Councillor Roberts regretted that illness had prevented Viscount Arbuthnot, fire board chairman being present to bring the new station into commission.
Councillor G. Roberts, Aberdeen, opening Kintore’s fire station yesterday, gave much of the credit for the advance of the fire services in the North East Area to Firemaster Woods whom he described as “a go getter.”
(Take it this is a caption for a photo, although there was no photo in the newspaper article)
With Councillor Roberts and Provost Dundas on the platform were the Rev P. C. MacQuoid, Turriff, vice Convener of Aberdeenshire, and Firemaster W. H. Woods.
Before sounding the first siren to send Kintore’s nine firemen away on a dummy run which was followed by a smart display of drill at the station, Councillor Roberts told the guests, who included county council and fire board officials and members and officials of Kintore Town Council, the newly instituted radio service for firefighting would be of great value. The radio mast erected at Lossiemouth would give 85 per cent coverage of the board’s area extending from Kincardine to Nairn.
(Press and Journal Friday June 5 1959 Page 3)


The North Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Towing Unit towing Major Pump 1 Leading Fireman
    9 Firemen


The North Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1952

  Equipment Retained
  1 Pump Appliance 2 Leading Firemen
    8 Firemen


Establishment 2000


1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Sub Officer



2 Leading Firefighters



9 Firefighters


A new station opened in June 1959.

Kintore had a call sign of 76 in Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to R32, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Mounthooly closed on 8/11/2016.

Watch Manager Arthur Smith (Kintore), received his 30-year long service certificate. (16/11/2016)


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