1902 Hand Cart 3 police and 3 civilians
1911 Steamer 6 police and 5 civilians
1913 Dennis Motor Pump 5 police, 6 tradesmen and motor mechanic
(Jimmy Slater's notes)
Firemaster Yuill (photo of him at a barrow) OLD RUTHERGLEN Stenlake book
On 3rd April, 1970 the personnel and appliances of Rutherglen
Fire Station, as part of Lanarkshire Fire Brigade, transferred to the new
Cambuslang station in Clydeford Street after unsuccessful attempts to find
suitable ground for a new station. Part of the terms of one of the leases stated
that the site could only be used for Fire Brigade purposes and termination of
the lease required all the fire brigade buildings would need to be removed.
(Lanarkshire Fire Committee minutes. 3/4/1970.)
It was agreed to dispose of the Fire Station at Rutherglen. (Lanarkshire Fire Committee minutes. 29/4/1970.)
RUTHERGLEN FIRE BRIGADE
PRINTED BY R. MACKENZIE, “REFORMER OFFICE”
RULES FOR THE REGULATION OF THE FIREMEN FORMING THE FIRE BRIGADE OF THE BURGH OF RUTHERGLEN, MADE BY THE MAGISTRATES AND TOWN COUNCIL AS POLICE COMMISSIONERS, ON 11th APRIL, 1892.
1st.—All arrangements connected with the Brigade shall be under the control of a Committee, to be appointed annually by the Commissioners of Police.
2nd.—The Brigade shall consist of a Superintendent and Four Firemen. They shall each be supplied with a helmet and belt which shall be the property of the Burgh.
3rd.—The Superintendent shall have full command over the Firemen, and shall drill them in the use of the engine, reel, etc., and instruct them particularly as to the Fire Plugs in the Burgh. He shall take charge of the engine, reel, hose, and appurtenances to be used in connection therewith, and shall be responsible for their perfect condition, and he shall also attend to the fire plugs in the Burgh. He shall arrange the most suitable time to drill the Firemen and test the engine, reel, and appurtenances, intimating such time to the Convener. He may suspend any of the firemen for misconduct or inefficiency, at once reporting the same to the Convener of the Fire Brigade Committee, who shall call a meeting of that Committee to investigate the case, and, the Committee may, if considered necessary, dismiss the Member, and engage a suitable person to fill the vacancy.
4th.—The Firemen shall be numbered from No. 1 upwards, and in the event of the Superintendent being absent, No. 1 shall take his place, and have the same authority and powers as the Superintendent, for the time being. In the absence of both, No. 2 shall take command, and so on.
5th.—The Superintendent shall receive £15 annually as a salary for his supervision of the department, which salary shall include payment for attending all Fires in the Burgh
6th.—The Firemen shall each be paid £5 annually as a salary. They shall be liable to be called out for practice not more than twelve times annually, and shall assist in the care of the Engine Hose, &c. Should any of the men require to go from home for more than one day, they shall give notice to the Superintendent, who, if necessary, may appoint Substitutes for the time, said Substitutes to be entitled to receive payment should they be called out, either for practice or in case of fire.
7th.—In case of fire each man shall be notified thereof, and be bound to attend thereat as soon as possible. The Firemen shall be paid, in case of fire, 3s for the first hour, and for every succeeding hour 1s. Should they be called out on a false alarm, they shall be paid 2s 6d each.
8th.—A list of the Fire-Plugs and of their situations shall be supplied to each Fireman by the Superintendent. The Members of the Brigade must reside within a convenient distance, (to be approved by the Committee), of the Police Office or Brigade Station, and their names and addresses shall be kept in a book in the Police Office, and each Constable shall be required to be familiar with the same. Any Member failing to give intimation to the Superintendent of a change in his address, or of his intention to be absent from the town for more than one day, shall forfeit 5s for each such failure, which may be deducted from his yearly salary.
9th.—The Constables on duty, when a fire takes place, shall use every exertion to get a communication conveyed to the Police Office and to the Members of the Brigade. They shall also, at the scene of fire, take up position, and afterwards shall preserve order and property as far as possible.
10th.—Should extra assistance be required at any fire, the Superintendent, or Fireman of the Brigade in command for the time being, shall be entitled to authorize the same. He shall give to each Assistant so employed one ticket for every hour he may be so employed and for each ticket so received the Burgh Chamberlain will pay the sum of 1s, if presented within six days from date of fire. No payment shall be made to any person unless he can produce the authorised ticket or tickets.
11th.—Should a horse or horses be required to draw the engine, etc., to a fire, the owner of these shall be paid the sum of £1 for each horse for taking the engine, etc., to the fire and bringing it back again to Engine house, when required by Superintendent, no matter how long the fire may continue. When a horse is required to take the engine, etc., out to any place for practice, or for testing the pipes and other appliances, the owner of said horse shall be paid 2s per hour or part of an hour.
12th.—Immediately after each fire, the Superintendent shall make out a statement of all the expenses incurred, including sums payable to Firemen or to Assistants engaged, in terms of Rule 11, and shall submit the same to the Convener of the Fire Brigade Committee for approval and recovery.
ROBERT LANG, Provost.
ALEX. MORROW, Commissioner.
GEO. GRAY, Town Clerk.
Rutherglen, 11th April, 1892.
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