J24 DUNBAR

1 Pump, Retained.

Stations

1948 Colvin Street, DUNBAR.
30/1/1958 Countess Road, DUNBAR. EH42 1DU              Photo

Firemasters

 

? to ? Sub Officer Robertson?
? to 1972 Sub Officer Alec Rammage
May 1972 to Sept 1979 Sub Officer Bill Low
Nov 1979 to Dec 1983 Sub Officer Andrew Smith
Jan 1984 to Mar 1992 Sub Officer Andrew Wallace
Mar 1992 to May 1993 Sub Officer Alec McIntyre
May 1993 to 30/11/2013 Sub Officer Kevin Blair QFSM (Watch Manager from 2006)
2013 to Watch Manager Ian Denholm (there Sept 2017)

 

Appliances

 

?   Shand Mason Manual P  *
1942? GLT573 Austin K2/Home Office/SEFB HrT
1958 RFS438 Karrier Gamecock/Carmichael WrT
? WFS12 AEC Mercury/Merryweather P
1974 CFS131L Bedford TKG/HCB Angus WrL
1982 RFS25V Dodge G1313/Angloco WrL
1986 D493BSC Dodge G13c/Mountain Range WrLR
2000 M134XSF Scania 93M-250/Emergency One WrL/ET
2007 SN04CMX Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET

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

Brigades

 

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

 

Notes

The South Eastern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Tender and Large Trailer Pump 1 Leading Fireman
    9 Firemen

Establishment 2000

 

Equipment

Retained

 

1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Sub Officer

 

 

1 Leading Firefighter

8 Firefighters

 

 

The extension to the station which was started in 1982 was Commissioned on 14/1/1984 and consisted of kitchen, female toilet, showers, rear entrance and two store rooms and drying room.

Watch Manager Kevin Blair was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the New Year's Honours List 2014. Kevin Blair (55) joined the fire and rescue service 33 years ago and rose through the ranks to watch manager, a post he held for twenty years, at Dunbar retained fire station.  He has been directly involved in responding to some of the area’s major incidents including blazes which destroyed Dunbar Parish Church and the former Bellevue Hotel. Kevin is married to Lauren and has three children. He recently retired from the service due to ill health.

Dunbar had a call sign of 69 in Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to J24, 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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