R38 BALLATER

1 Pump, 1 Special (Forestry Unit) Retained.

 

Stations

? to 30/7/1953

Burgh Shed, Braichlie Road/Deebank Road, BALLATER.               Photo

30/7/1953

Anderson  Road, BALLATER. AB35 5QW.                                        Photo

 

Firemasters

1953 Section Leader G. Fraser

1960

Sub Officer G. Fraser

? to 30/9/1983 Station Officer A. Anderson ( there in 1981)

? to 31/12/1983

Station Officer Derek Livingston

?

Station Officer Ronnie Sinclair

1990 Station Officer A. Anderson (there 1982)

? to 1993

Station Officer David McRae

1993 to

Station Officer Ted Emslie

In 1985 a Station Officer D. B. McRae got his LS&GC medal.

Appliances

 

 

AV6595

Morris

Towing Car

 

PAV924

Dennis F26/Dennis

DP

1967

GAV577E

Commer VA/Carmichael Vista View

WrT

 

 

First

Second

Prime Mover

1980

USA524L

WSA958

 

1990

GSS10V

GSS9V

 

1998

G315MSA

G314MSA

 

2000

W906UDP

None

 
2001 W906UDP   G318MSA
2004 W906UDP   P91ERS
2008 W906UDP   P91ERS

 

 

WSA958

Dennis F266/Dennis

WrT

USA524L

Ford D1013/HCB Angus

WrL

GSS9V

Ford D1617/CFE

WrT

GSS10V

Ford D1617/CFE

WrL

G314MSV

Dodge G13/Mountain Range

WrT

G315MSV

Dodge G13/Mountain Range

WrL

G318MSA Dodge G13/Multilift PM
P91ERS Scania 94D-220/Multilift PM

W906UDP

Dennis Sabre XL/Emergency One (10 man)

WrL

 

2001    Forrestry Pod FSU3 is mounted on the Prime Mover and the spare 4x4 Mule L224KRS is kept here.

2005    Forrestry Pod FSU3 is mounted on the Prime Mover and the spare 4x4 Mule L224KRS is kept here as well as Demountable Water Carrier Pod (Crossland Tankers).

 

 

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 2001

  Equipment Retained

 

1 Ten Man Pump

1 Station Officer

 

 

1 Sub Officer

 

 

3 Leading Firefighters

 

 

15 Firefighters

 

Ballater had a call sign of 90 in Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to R38, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Mounthooly closed on 8/11/2016.

New £6700 Fire Station Opens 

<PHOTO> Councillor J. Collins, Aberdeen, chairman of the North East Counties Fire Board, inspecting Ballater firemen after the opening of their new station yesterday. With him are Deputy Firemaster W. H. Woods and Section Leader G. Fraser, who is in charge of the Ballater Brigade.
The North Eastern Fire Area Joint Board’s policy of building new fire stations to replace existing unsuitable fire service accommodation was carried a stage further yesterday with the opening of a new permanent station at Ballater.
The new Ballater headquarters have been erected in Brackley Road, at a cost of about £6700.
Councillor J. Collins, Aberdeen, chairman of the Board, who performed the opening ceremony, announced that the Board hoped to erect several other stations at places throughout their area to replace unsatisfactory premises.
There were about twenty such places and instructions had already been given to the Board’s architects and the firemaster to inquire into the possibility of acquiring suitable sites at Dufftown, Lossiemouth, Huntly and Portsoy.

Up to date

A plan illustrating proposals for the building of stations at these places had been approved by the Board and by the Scottish Home Department.
Ballater’s imposing new fire station – a model of Home Department standards – is designed to accommodate two major pump appliances and contains an office, a recreation room, an equipment store and a hose store. There is also a wash bed and a drill yard.
(Press and Journal Friday, July 31, 1953. Page 6)

 

Station was Officially Re-opened 19/4/1999 after refurbishment. New lecture room added at rear.

5/7/2000 they received a 10 man Dennis appliance for a year's trial.

 

 

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