DEFENCE FIRE SERVICE

COULPORT

 

 

Stations

 

1977 to 1979                                Temporary station on left after main gate

1979 to                                         Station inside second perimeter fence.

 

 

Officer in Charge

 

 

March 1977 to November 1979                     A.D.O. Colin Reeves

1979 to ?                                                           A.D.O. ?

2007                                                                   Station Manager Stuart Ritchie

 

 

 

 

Appliances

 

 

 

First

Second or Spare

ISU

Per Carrier

1977

Ex RAF Bedford Pump

Ex RAF Bedford Pump

Land Rover Firefly  L4P

 

1978

Bedford/HCB Angus WrL

Bedford/HCB Angus WrL

Land Rover Firefly  L4P (escort vehicle)

Bedford Pump (Reserve)

2001

04RN07

04RN06

92KH40

V359JHS

2004

SS03EVJ

00RN??

92KH40

V359JHS

2006

SF05CVH

SS03EVJ

SF04WFG

 

 

 

 

00RN06                  Mercedes 917AF/Fulton and Wylie                                                 WrT

04RN07                  Mercedes 917AF/Fulton and Wylie                                                 WrT

92KH400                Renault S56 Box Van                                                                           ISU

V359JHS                Ford Transit                                                                                          Per Carr/FCU

SS03EVJ                 MAN 14-220 4x4/Emergency One                                                     WrL

SF04WFG              Mercedes 4x4/Emergency One                                                          ISU

SF05CVH               MAN 14-220 4x4/Emergency One                                                     WrL

 

 

Appliance Photos

Notes

 

 

1977 to ?                                Navy Department  Fire Prevention Service

Aug 1991? to 2006               Defence Fire Service

5/4/2006                                 Defence Fire and Rescue Service

 

The Defence Fire and Rescue Service comes under DEFRMO, Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation

 

Establishment 1977

 

 

Equipment

Crew

 

2 Pumps

1 Assistant Divisional Officer

 

1 Light 4x4 Pump

3 Sub Officers

 

 

3 Leading Firemen

 

 

30 Firemen

 

 

The crews are on a 3 watch system with 1 Sub Officer, 1 Leading Fireman and 10 Firemen per watch.

 

RNAD Coulport. The Polaris program was instigated in 1963 and became operational in 1968. There was no effective fire cover for the base, the service there consisting of untrained fire patrolmen and 2 convoy vans which can only be described as defunct. It was decided in 1977 to establish an operational fire service there. I was appointed and posted to Coulport on 14 March 1977 as an ADO. The task was to set up and create a service within 1 year. I was stationed there from that date until Nov. 1979.

 

Training at CTE RAF Manston

 

Administration CFPO at bath through NDFPS Rosyth

(Ex CFO Colin Reeves, M I Fire E, AMSAFSI )

 

 

 

There is a Station Officer in charge of the Station with four watches consisting of:-

1 Sub Officer

1 Leading Firefighter

5 Firemen

 

 

Seven on run, minimum six, four on first and two on second. (2004)

At weekends and at night the minimum crewing is seven as medical cover has to be provided. (2006)

 

This is now Station A01 (2007)

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

 

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