EAST RENFREWSHIRE FIRE BRIGADE

 

Stations

 

1911                            Factory Street, Pollokshaws.

1913?                          Nitshill Road, Darnley.

 

Firemasters

 

1911 to ?                    Firemaster Charles Angus

 

Appliances

 

1911 HS399 Panhard/Merryweather 450 gpm  P
1926 HS1874 Ford T type M/Tdr
1931 HS6202 Dennis PE
1931 HS5530 Dennis PE
1938 AHS461 Ford A type M/Tdr

 

Notes

 

20/12/1910 Applications were submitted and disposed off as follows :-

By the First or Upper District Committee, for the Council to borrow the sum of 3,000 to meet the cost of a Motor Fire Engine and other fire extinguishing appliances for the First or Upper District

18/12/1911 Account from Mr. Arthur Pordage, Firemaster, Edinburgh. Provision of Appliances for First District. Report on a scheme for establishing a Fire Brigade for the County

1912 Fire Brigade Station/Court House/Police Station to be built at Speirsbridge. (east part of First District)

 

Housed in the Burgh of Pollokshaws.

1911 Station Factory Street                    Photo?

Firemaster Charles Angus

1911 Merryweather Motor Pump

1913 New station at Darnley  (2 bay)

(Jimmy Slater's notes)

 

7/6/1911
Pollokshaws Burgh Fire Brigade members informed that their services no longer required from the 15th ult. Renfrewshire Fire Brigade will now provide cover.

14/10/1911
Inauguration of Fire Brigade and Fire Engine took place on 28th ult. when a demonstration was given at Spiers Bridge. The Fire Engine was delivered on 13th September and tested on the 15th September 1911.

 

C02/6/2/16                           Renfrewshire Council Minutes 1912

21/5/1912

Annual Report

                                Equipment                                                             Establishment

                                1 Fire Engine                                                         1 Firemaster
                                1 Hand Hose Cart                                                1 Deputy Firemaster
                                3 Hand Pumps                                                      1 Motor Driver
                                                                                                                2 Permanent Firemen
                                                                                                                10 Auxiliary Firemen

 

14/9/1912
Claxton Horn to be removed from the Fire Engine and sold as it drains the accumulator. The Bulb horn and whistles are adequate.
Barrhead are suggesting Barrhead as a suitable centre for the new Fire Station.

6/11/1912
Old Manual Engine to be disposed of. (Kept in Pollokshaws Cleansing Stables and to be removed)

 

C02/6/2/17                           Renfrewshire Council Minutes 1915

January
Station Master at Nitshill George Blair. Firemaster Charles Angus.

3/2/1915
Permanent staff increased to six and the Auxiliary Firemen dispensed with on occupation of the new Fire Station.

20/5/1915
Staff moved from Pollokshaws to Darnley.

12/8/1915
Inspection of Fire Station

                                Equipment                                                             Establishment

                                1 Fire Engine                                                         1 Firemaster
                                3 Hand Pumps                                                      1 Deputy Firemaster
                                                                                                                1 Engineer Driver
                                                                                                                3 Firemen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station in Pollokshaws was replaced with Darnley then Glasgow shut Pollokshaws as too near Queens Park.

 

1911 to ?                                Renfrewshire Fire Brigade
? to 1941                                East Renfrewshire Fire Brigade

 

Started as Renfrewshire Fire Brigade and I think when the West Renfrewshire Fire Brigade was started the name was changed to East Renfrewshire Fire Brigade.

 

 

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

 

 

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