DUNDEE CITY FIRE BRIGADE

1835 to 1941

 

Headquarters

1900 to West Bell Street, DUNDEE.

 

Firemasters

1835 to 1837 Superintendent T. Matthew
1837 to 1845 Superintendent J. Coutts
1845 to 1870 Superintendent James Fyffe
1870 to 1873 Superintendent John W Fyffe
1873 to 1898 Captain Robert Ramsay
1898 to 1903 Captain John Ramsay
1903 to 1937 Captain James S Weir MIFireE
1937 to 1941 Firemaster William MacKay

 

 

Staff

 

 

1904

 

1905

 

1913

1

Firemaster

1

Firemaster

1

Firemaster

1

Deputy Firemaster

1

Deputy Firemaster

1

Deputy Firemaster (2nd Officer)

1

Engineer

1

Engineer

1

Lieutenant (3rd Officer)

1

Assistant Engineer

1

Assistant Engineer

14

Firemen *

4

Firemen

4

Firemen

1

Fireman **

2

Coachman

4

Coachman

5

Auxiliary Lieutenants

14

Auxiliary Firemen

14

Auxiliary Firemen

1

Auxiliary Engineer

 

 

 

 

17

Auxiliary Firemen

 

 

 

 

3

Extra Coachmen (Hired)

* 2 are Motor Mechanic Drivers **Coachman & Motor Driver

 

Equipment

1904

 

2

Steam Engines,350 gallons capacity

1

Manual Engine (obsolute, not used)

1

70' Horsed Fire Escape

1

Horsed Hose Tender

1

General Service Waggon

1

Hand Hose Reel

4

Hand Pumps

14

Stand Pipes

23

Branch Pipes

6

Scaling Ladders

2

15'Pompier Ladders and Belts

4

Horses belonging to the Department

8,300 yds

Canvas Hose 2 1/2"

1905
Received an additional Horse Hose Tender.

 

Stations

 

1903

1914

1915

Central

Central

Central

 

Southern

Southern

Western

Western

Western

Northern

Closed 1914 moved to Central

 

 

Eastern

Eastern

 

Calls to fires or supposed fires

 

1904

1905

1913

146 Calls

137 Calls

235 Calls

 

Wages

1913

Deputy Firemaster

2 rising to 2 - 7 - 0 per week.

Third Officer

1 - 14 - 0 rising to 1 - 18 - 0 per week.

First Motor Mechanic Driver

1 - 10 - 0 rising to 1 - 17 - 0 per week.

Fireman

1 - 5 - 0 rising to 1 - 13 - 0 per week.

On Appointment Fourth Class, after 1 year Third Class, after 3 years Second Class and after 6 years First Class Fireman.

 

 

Notes

1775 This town is also accomodated by 2 sets of Water Engines
1904 Several businesses have May Oatway Automatic Fire Alarm System to the Central Fire Station.

 

 

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