J01 DALKEITH

1 Pump, Wholetime.

Stations

1892 Croft Street
1948 Back Street, DALKEITH.
26/2/1971 Abbey Road, DALKEITH.                        Photo

Firemasters

 

Officer in Charge

?              Chief G. Wilson
?              Firemaster Black
2012        Station Commander Cameron McKenzie

 

Local Senior Officer (Midlothian and East Lothian Stations)

2012        Group Commander David Lockhart 

Appliances

1953  KSF751 Bedford SLZG/HCB  P
1962 YSF311 Bedford TJ4L/HCB Angus WrT
1968 MSC205F ERF 84PF/HCB Angus WrL
1976 ULS431R Dodge K1113/Hestair Eagle WrL
1979 LSF403T Dodge G1313/HCB Angus WrL
1981 WSC112W Dodge G1313/Carmichael WrL
1984 A50EMS Dodge G13c/Mountain Range WrL
1986 C795USX Dodge G13/Mountain Range WrL/ET
1990 F905USX Renault G13c/Excalibur WrLR
1993 K964DSC Scania G93M-250/Emergency One WrL/ET
1998 P267WSH Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
2001 Y691BSX Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
2004 SN04CMU Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
2007 SK07BKJ Scania P270/Emergency One WrL/ET
2012 Jul SN12DLD Scania P280/Emergency One WrL/ET

At some point between 1991 also at Dalkeith was H94NSX Volvo FL6-14/Multilift/Penman Prime Mover/Breathing Apparatus.

 

 

 

Brigades

 

? to 1941 Dalkeith Burgh Fire Brigade
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 South Eastern Area Fire Brigade
1975 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

 

Notes

The South Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Whole-time Retained
  1 Self-propelled pump 1 Company Officers 1 Leading Firemen
  1 Tender and Large Trailer Pump 2 Section Leaders 9 Firemen
  1 Water Tender 2 Leading Firemen  
    16 Firemen & Watch Room Attendants  

The Retained appliance became unavailable in 1955 due to shortage of crew but was not withdrawn from the Establishment until much later. (Dave Mitchell 26/11/2017)

In 1982 the Establishment was 1 Sub Officer, 1 Leading Fireman and 5 Firemen per watch (4 watches).

A MEDIUM has been called in to get rid of a spirit which has allegedly been haunting a Midlothian fire station.
Fire brigade bosses brought in the "ghostbuster" after reports of a phantom monk terrorising crews at Dalkeith fire station, which is built on the site of a ruined abbey where ghost sightings have been reported since the 18th century.
A banishment ceremony was carried out by The Spiritualists’ Trust after firefighters complained of strange voices, eerie screams and loud bangs in the middle of the night.
(The Scotsman 29/1/2005.)

Dalkeith had a call sign of 33 in Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to J01, the new National Call Sign on 3/5/2017.

 

 

If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.

 

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