1 Pump, 1Control Unit Wholetime.


20/5/1976                      Kirk Brae, Liberton, EDINBURGH.                 Photo



  First Control Unit
1976 GSG579D BSG653L
1977 TSG266R BSG653L
1979 OSC548V BSG653L
1982 HSG738X BSG653L
1984 HSG738X A494WDM
1985 B631JFS A494WDM
1988 E107MSC A494WDM
1990 G240FSC A494WDM
1992 K960DSC A494WDM
1998 M135XSF A494WDM
1998 R887FSC A494WDM
2001 R887FSC E108MSC
2002 SK02ULN E108MSC
2003 SK02ULN SK02SRO
2005 SN05JWO SK02SRO
2008 SN08COJ SK02SRO
15/12/2016 SN08COJ SD13XDF
2017 SV65OYG SD13XDF


GSG579D AEC Mercury/Merryweather PL
BSG653L Bedford TKG/SMT CU
TSG266R Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
OSC548V Dodge G1313/HCB Angus WrL
HSG738X Dodge G1313/Fulton & Wylie WrL
A494WDM Bedford TKG/Saxon CU
B631JFS Dodge G13/Mountain Range WrL
E107MSC Renault G13c/Mountain Range WrLR
E108MSC Renault G13c/Mountain Range WrL used as CU
G240FSC Renault G13c/Fulton and Wylie WrLR
J851WSC Renault S46/L&B F.B. CU (Spare)
K960DSC Scania G93M-250/Emergency One WrL/ET
M135XSF Scania 93M-250/Emergency One WrL/ET
R887FSC Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
SK02SRO Volvo FLH/Total Fleet CSU
SK02ULN Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
SN05JWO Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
SN08COJ Scania P270/Emergency One WrL/ET
SD13XDF Mercedes Benz 1024/Cebotec CSU
SV65OYG Scania P280/Polybilt/JDC RP

J851WSC was a Renault van that was bought to be used as a spare CU, when not in use as the CU it had boxes over the blue lights and boards that were covered up on the sides. (Davy Cruickshank 7/12/2017)





1976 to 2005 Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade
2005 to 2013 Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service




In 1980 the Establishment was 1 Sub Officer, 2 Leading Firemen and 8 Firemen per watch (4 watches). Manning 1 Pump and 1 Control Unit.


Establishment 2000


                                                                                                Equipment                                                             Wholetime

                                                                                                1 Water Tender Ladder                                       4 Station Officers
                                                                                                1 Control Unit                                                       4 Sub Officers
                                                                                                                                                                                4 Leading Firefighters
                                                                                                                                                                                36 Firefighters


The Establishment is split over 4 watches, Red, White, Blue and Green working an average of 42 hours per week on a 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off rota.

The Control Unit has a crew of 4. (Sept 2007)

Liberton had a call sign of 32 in Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to K05, the new National Call Sign on 3/5/2017.


New Fire Station Opened 

Liberton Fire Station, Edinburgh, recently completed at a cost of £180,000, was opened yesterday by Councillor Peter Wilson, convener of Lothian Regional Council.
Among the stations features are a specially reinforced “tenement training,” tower, a major hose repair and drying unit and a “fast flow” fire turnout system.
After the opening, guests watched some of the firemen tackle a simulated tenement blaze and rescue Councillor Wilson, using their £42,000 rescue machine – the only one of its kind in service in Scotland.
(The Scotsman, Friday, May 21, 1976. Page 11)




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