1 Pump, Retained


1948 Fire Station, PENICUIK.
Present Loanburn Avenue, PENICUIK.              Photo

In 2016 there was an extension to the left of the bay, I don't know when it was built.



1938                        Chief Officer Charles E. Mason
? to ?                      Sub Officer Bathgate at some point
? to ?                      Sub Officer Blackley at some point
2002                        Sub Officer Gibson
2006                        Watch Manager Gibson (Rank to Role)



1936 SY5885 Dennis New World Ace *
1990 HSG736X Dodge G1313/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1998 F904USX Dodge G13c/Excalibur CBK  WrL/ET
1999 M137XSF Scania 93M-250/Emergency One WrL/ET
2007 W642RSC Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
2014 SN05JWM Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET

* Preserved in Lothian and Borders Fire Museum in Laurieston Place, 2007. 



? to 1941 Penicuik 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 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service




The town of Penicuik has cause to be pleased that it possesses approved fire apparatus, designed and built by experts. At a recent serious outbreak of fire in a wood pulp store, the town’s Dennis “Ace” motor pump was put to work, from open water, 21 feet below ground level.
For the next 40˝ hours, says Chief Officer Charles E. Mason, the “Ace” kept solidly at work, and, with an average pump pressure of 75 lbs., provided three good fire fighting jets.
(Fire, June, 1938. page 19.)

Penicuik Fire Station was reported as in danger of collapse, approval was obtained for the erection of a temporary station on a new site made available by the Local authority. It was intended to erect a wooden structure, but on estimate it was found that a better and cheaper job could be obtained in brick.
(Firemaster’s Annual Report Year ending 31/12/1953.)

Penicuik temporary building not to go ahead, now to be a permanent station. The Station was in commission on 24th August 1954.
(Firemaster’s Annual Report Year ending 31/12/1954.)

In the Integrated Risk Management Plan 2005/2010 a new team of Wholetime staff will be based at Penicuik Fire Station supporting the Retained staff and working a new shift pattern. (May 2006).

Day crewing will possibly start 2007/2008. At present 2 wholetime firefighters are retained firefighters when the are off duty from wholetime. (10/9/2006)

Penicuik had a call sign of 37 in Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to J34, the new National Call Sign on 3/5/2017.


The South Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Self-propelled Pump 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Light Trailer Pump 9 Firemen


Establishment 2000





1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Firefighter

8 Firefighters


Establishment 2016





1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Watch Manager



2 Crew Managers

7 Firefighters





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


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