Q03 ALTENS

2 Pump, 1 Prime Mover Wholetime.

 

Stations

 

6/12/1982                          Souterhead Road, ALTENS, ABERDEEN. (operational date.)            Photo

 

 

Firemasters

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            As Grampian Fire Brigade

 

Appliances

 

1983

A998DSS

Dodge G13/Carmichael

WrL

1986

C97RSA

Dodge G13/Mountain Range

WrL

 

D371VSA

Dodge G13/Mountain Range

WrL

 

F429GSA

Renault G13/Mountain Range

WrL

1989

F432GSA

Renault G13 Mountain Range

WrL

1993

K283FSO

Scania 93M-210/Emergency One

WrL

 

 

 

First

Second

Aerial

PM1

PM2

Water Carrier Incident Command Unit

1990

F429GSA

 

A995DSS

 

 

   

1992

H286SSA

 

A995DSS

 

 

   

1998

M994PSS

 

 

H291SSA

N403XRS

   

1998

T197ASE

 

 

P91ERS

 

   
2001 T197ASE         P94ERS  
2004 SV54AUH         P94ERS  
2005 SV54AUH            
2006 SV54AUH     SV54DWZ      
2009 SV59BVB     SV54DWZ      
2011 SV59BVB     SV54DWY      
2011/7/25 SV59BVB SV11ATF   SV54DWY      
2012 January SV59BVB SV11ATF   SV54DWY     SV59AZX
2013 March SV13AOJ SV13AOK   SV54DWY     SV59AZX

 

 

A995DSS

Scania 92M/Angloco/Metz

TL

F429GSA

Renault G13c/Mountain Range

WrL

H286SSA

Scania 93M-210/Mountain Range

WrL

H291SSA

Scania 93M-210/Multilift

PM

M994PSS

Scania 93M-220/Emergency One

WrL

N403XRS

Scania 93M-220/HIAB/Multilift

PM

P91ERS

Scania 94D-220/HIAB/Multilift

PM

P94ERS Scania 94D-220/Whale Tankers WrC

T197ASE

Scania 94D-220/Emergency One

WrL

SV54AUH Scania 94D-230/Emergency One CP31 (10 man cab) WrL
SV54DWY Scania 94D-230/Multi Lift PM
SV54DWZ Scania 94D-230/Multi Lift PM
SV59AZX MAN TGL 7.5/? ICU
SV59BVB Scania P230/Emergency One (CP31 10 man cab) WrL
SV11ATF Scania P230/Emergency One (CP31 10 man cab) WrL
SV13AOJ Scania P280/Emergency One WrL
SV13AOK Scania P280/Emergency One WrL

2006 Pods at station Damage Control DCU 3, Forestry Unit FU 3, Heavy Rescue HRU 3 and Incident Support ISU 3.

Pods on Station 2008
Damage 3
Support 3
Forestry 3

Pods on Station 2010
Damage 3
Forestry 3
POD 2 Disrobe/Rerobe

Pods on Station 2012
Damage 3
Forestry 3
POD 2 Disrobe/Rerobe
Foam Pod

2012 The ICU is Dual Crewed with the Second Appliance.

Pods on Station 2013
Damage 3
Forestry 3
POD 2 Disrobe/Rerobe
Foam Pod
Timber Pod

 

Brigades

 

1982 to 2003

Grampian Fire Brigade

2003 to

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service (name change only)

 

Notes

 

 

Altens fire station comes into operation

 

Grampian Region's new fire station at Altens, Aberdeen, came into operation yesterday.
Although it is now fully operational, with 41 full time staff, one water tender and ladder and a hydraulic platform life saving appliance, the official opening will not take place until next year.
By then the last of the work on the station will be complete.
The station commander is Assistant Divisional Officer Charles Coutts and the new building forms part of the South Division.
Anyone reporting a fire should still contact Grampian Fire Brigade HQ, but there is also an emergency line connecting the new station with the HQ.
(Aberdeen Press and Journal. 7th December, 1982. Page 3.)

 

Aberdeen’s New Station 97 – Altens.

With the rapid expansion to Aberdeen through oil and its related industries, it was decided that the fire cover for the city would need to be upgraded to cope with increasing industrial development to the south of the city.
A suitable location for a new full-time fire station, the first since the opening of the North Anderson Drive premises in 1968 had to be found. Souterhead Road in the Altens district of Aberdeen — four miles from the city centre, was deemed to be ideal, as it cut down on turnout times to incidents in the southern areas of the Aberdeen district.
Plans for the construction of this venture were drawn up by W. S. Scott, R.I.B.A., A.R.A.S., Director of Architectural Services for the Grampian Region, working in liaison with the local Fire Authority to determine the needs of a present day Fire Service. One of the main intentions was to produce the “Studio-Effect” minimising on space by creating duel purpose area, for example combining the kitchen and leisure area. Also provided in the layout is a lecture room, working areas and ample office space to allow the firemen to carry out the various ‘administrative’ tasks which is part of the present day curriculum.
Two appliances are ‘berthed’ at Station 97, a water tender with 13.5m lacon ladder, and a hydraulic platform with a cage capable of being raised to over 21 metres. Garage facilities are provided for these, with the provisions for building a third appliance bay if and when required. The customary drill tower features very much in the plans, testing the fireman against various fire ground situations.
Although the opening date for Altens is given as the 7th February, 1983, when it was officially opened by Councillor J. A. S. MacPherson C.B.E., Chairman of the Public Protection Committee for the region, A.D.O. Coutts, the Station Commander, and ‘B’ Watch actually became the first tenants on the 6th December, 1982.
It was not long until the first callout, that day in fact when Station Officer Rennie and his crew attended an incident in the Torry district of Aberdeen.
So at a cost of £606,000 and a station availability of 40, Station 97 Altens is fully functional and ready to meet local requirements when the situations arise.
<PHOTO> (Of the station)
<PHOTO> Grampian Firemaster Mr. Thomas Bond, with Councillor James McPherson, chairman of Grampian Regional Council’s Public Protection Committee, following the presentation of a silver figurine of a fireman rescuing a child, at the opening of the new station.
<PHOTO> Drill time at Altens. (HP & WrL at tower)
(Northern Light Edition No. 9. Page 21.)

 

Station Occupied                 6/12/1982
Official Opening                   7/2/1983

On Monday the 25th July 2011 the wholetime pump and crews were moved from Dyce to Altens.

Altens had a call sign of 97 in Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to Q03, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Mounthooly closed on 8/11/2016.

 

 

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