MILITARY FIRE BRIGADES
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Admiralty Fire Service.
Originally a police/fire service set up to protect RN installations in the UK
and worldwide. With the closure of RN Dockyards overseas the service was
disbanded, save for the service in Gibraltar.(1977)
In the UK fire cover for HM Dockyards became the responsibility of the relevant Local Authority Fire Brigade. For fire prevention duties (inspections and advisory) the Navy Department Fire Prevention Service was founded.
DEFENCE FIRE SERVICE
Formed at the beginning of April, 1990 with the amalgamation of the Navy Department Fire Prevention Service, Army Fire Service and Air Force Department Fire Service along with the RAF Fire Service.
The MOD's fire fighting and fire prevention establishment, both in the UK and overseas, is bigger than one might imagine, with 169 officers, 3,100 firefighters, 140 stations, and nearly 500 vehicles. Over 30 of its stations are located overseas, protecting bases in places like Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Belize and Crypus.
Training is now centred at the the former RAF Fire School at RAF Manston in Kent.
1990 to ? Chief Fire Officer John Gault (Was CFO Air Force Department Fire Service)
DEFENCE FIRE RISK MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION
The DFMRO is split up into four areas. Scotland comes under the North Area which also includes the north of England above the Midlands? This is further split into four Groups of which Scotland is Group A.
A-00 Gropup HQ. 51 Bde HQ, Forthside, STIRLING. FK7 7RR.
A-01 Fire Station, HMNB Clyde (Coulport), Helensburgh, Argyll and
Bute. G84 0PD.
A-02 Fire Station, HMNB Clyde (Faslane), Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute. G84 8HL.
A-03 Fire Station, RAF Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire. IV36 3UH.
A-04 Fire Station, RAF Leuchars, St Andrews, Fife. KY16 0JX.
A-05 Fire Station, RAF Lossiemouth, Moray. IV31 6SD.
Fire Safety Office
DFMRO Fire Safety Office, HMNB Clyde, Tyne Building, HELENSBURGH. G84 9HL.
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