2 Rescue Pump Ladders, 1 Heavy Rescue Vehicle Wholetime.


28/5/1964        Grudie Street, Easterhouse, GLASGOW. G34 9BL.                        Photo


                                                                                                See Glasgow and Strathclyde Firemasters.



? 568EGE AEC Mercury/Merryweather PL
1963 541HGA AEC Marquis/Haydon PE/L
? 866HGB AEC Mercury/Haydon PL
1963 135KGD AEC Mercury/Haydon PL
? 136KGD AEC Mercury/Haydon PL
1970 WGD613H Dennis F46/Bennett/Simon ScoosherMk2 WrL/Sch


  First Second Road Rescue Unit Heavy Rescue Unit
1976 866HGB WGD613H    
? VGG409R ?    
? FGA137T ?    
1983 OGD71V OGD84V NGD17V  
1990 E141XDS E148XDS C159GSJ  
1991 E141XDS E148XDS   G495SYS
1994 L717UGA L718UGA   G495SYS
2000 L718UGA V755NGD   G495SYS
2003 L718UGA V755NGD   SF03MPX
2005 L720UGA L712UGA   SF03MPX
2006 SF06GAO L718UGA   SF03MPX
2008 SF06GAO L727UGA   SF03MPX
2008 SF06GAO SF57MWG   SF03MPX
2012/2/9 SF61DGX SF57MWG   SF03MPX
2013 SF61DGX SF13GXL   SF03MPX
29/1/2018 SF16DGX SF13GXL   SK17VNR


866HGB AEC/Heydon WrL
WGD613H Dennis F46/Scoosher MKII Sch
VGG409R Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
FGA137T Dodge K1113/Fulton And Wylie Wrl
OGD71V Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/F&W WrL
OGD84V Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/F&W WrL
NGD17V Ford A0610/Fulton and Wylie ESU
C159GSJ Ford Transit/SFB RRU
E141XDS Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
E148XDS Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
G495SYS Scania 93M-210/Dependable Bodies/SFB HRV
L717UGA Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
L718UGA Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
L720UGA Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
L727UGA Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
V755NGD Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL
SF03MPX Scania 94D-    /Emergency One HRV
SF06GAO Scania P270/JDC RPL
SF57MWG Scania P270/JDC RPL
SF61DGX Scania P270/JDC/Polybilt RPL
SF13GXL Scania P280/JDC/Polybilt RPL
SK17VNR Scania P370/W H Bence HRU



One new station was opened during the year, this being at Easterhouse, completing the post-war development programme of new stations sited in the residential areas on the perimeter of the City. The opening ceremony on Thursday, 28th May, 1964, was attended by members of the Police, etc. Committee and by representatives from the Scottish Home and Health Department, neighbouring Fire Authorities and other organisations closely linked with the Fire Brigade. We were honoured by the attendance of the Lord Provost (Peter Meldrum, Esq., J.P.) to declare the Station “operational” and followed by the other guests he made a tour of the station.
(Report of the Firemaster of the City of Glasgow, 1964. Page 7)

In 1975 this was station A4 in the Glasgow Fire Service. Until 2005 was Station A02 in Strathclyde Fire Brigade.

2002    Strathclyde Fire Brigade have applied to the Scottish executive for funding for a new fire station at Easterhouse.

December 2004    Re-furbishment of Easterhouse fire Station has started.

The last Water Tender Ladder at a Wholetime station went off the run on Tuesday the 19th February 2008, when L727UGA was replaced by SF57MWG.



1964 to 1975 Glasgow Fire Service
1975 to 7/6/2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
8/6/2005 to31/3/2013 Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Name change only.)
1/4/2013 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service


Establishment 1964





1 Pump Escape

2 Station Officers


1 Major Pump

4 Sub Officers



5 Leading Firemen



43 Firemen

    5 Firewomen
    1 Part time Cleaner (Civilian)



Establishment 2000





2 Water Tender Ladders

4 Station Officers


1 Heavy Rescue Vehicle

4 Sub Officers



12 Leading Firefighters



48 Firefighters

The Staff are split over four watches (Red, Blue, Green and White) 1 Station Officer, 1 Sub Officer, 3 Leading Firefighters and 12 Firefighters working 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off. Water Tenders are normally manned 5 and 4.


Establishment 2010





2 Rescue Pump Ladders

4 Watch Commanders


1 Heavy Rescue Vehicle

8 Crew Commanders



44 Firefighters

The Staff are split over four watches (Red, Blue, Green and White) 1 Watch Commander, 2 Crew Commanders and 11 Firefighters, 2 of whom are Drivers, working 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off. Rescue Pump Ladders are normally manned 5 and 4. The HRV is now Dual Crewed by the second appliance crew. Previously 2 crew were on the HRV and the second went as a support pump giving the HRV a crew of seven at the incident.

Originally Station A2 at start of Strathclyde Fire Brigade the station call sign was changed to U01 on 30/9/2005 during a reorganisation of Commands into Areas.

With the restructure of the three Glasgow Areas into two, approved by the Board on the 8th of April 2010, North East Glasgow was split between North West Glasgow, name now changed to North Glasgow, and South Glasgow with Easterhouse moving to North Glasgow and on the 16th November 2010 the station call sign for Easterhouse was changed from U01 to T05.


Easterhouse fire station, the fifth built to serve Glasgow’s post war housing developments, was formally opened yesterday by the Lord Provost, Mr Peter Meldrum. The station’s area of responsibility extends from Riddrie and Carntyne eastwards to the city boundary, and includes about 20,000 fire risks.
The personnel of the new station number 54 and there are two appliances, a pump escape, and a pump, which cost about £70,000.
(The Glasgow Herald, Friday, May 29,1964. Page 8.)



Official Opening







10.30 A.M. ON THURSDAY, 28TH MAY, 1964



Chairman–Councillor ISA CARTER. J.P.
Convener of Police, etc., Committee

Opening Remarks and Welcome to Guests
Councillor CARTER, J.P.

The Rt. Honourable The Lord Provost
(Peter Meldrum, Esq., J.P.)

Remarks by Representative of Secretary of State for Scotland

Presentation of Souvenir to Lord Provost by


Vote of Thanks
Ex-Convener Police, etc., Committee

Turn-Out of Appliances

Tour of Station by The Lord Provost and Other Guests

Light Refreshments will be served in the Station Dining Room



The new Station officially opened today marks the final stage in the policy of the Corporation of Glasgow as the Local Fire Authority in providing adequate fire cover on the outskirts of the city where large-scale housing and industrial developments have recently taken place and is in fact the fifth new station to be opened in the post-war era, the others being situated at Parkhead, Knightswood, Pollok and Castlemilk.
The station will serve in the main the new housing development of Easterhouse situated within the Provan municipal ward, but the actual station area of responsibility extends westwards to the Riddrie and Carntyne areas and eastwards to the city boundary taking in the Queenslie Industrial Estate.
In Provan ward there are almost 20,000 fire risks and further development is scheduled for the area, the present population being in the region of 90,000.
As this area was previously covered by the Parkhead station the opening of the new station will lead to a considerable saving of time in responding to fire calls in the district.
The new station was designed and built under the supervision of the Glasgow Corporation Architectural and Planning Department at a cost of approximately £70,000




Official Opening of

Easterhouse Community Fire Station

by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal 

18th July 2007 


Brian P. Sweeney
Chief Officer
Strathclyde Fire & Rescue 

I am honoured and delighted that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has agreed to perform the official opening today of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue’s refurbished Easterhouse Community Fire Station.
The presence of Her Royal Highness not only graces this occasion, it also acknowledges the change in emphasis which Strathclyde Fire and Rescue places on the use of its fire stations in terms of making them more accessible to the community and its many partners.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue is committed to the continued modernisation of the service with a key aim of offering the public even greater protection from fire and other emergencies. Although it is clear that responding to emergencies remains a vital part of our role, we realise that we must place an increasing emphasis on preventing fires from occurring in the first place.
It has been recognized nationally throughout the emergency service community that by providing suitable facilities and a supportive network of relevant agencies, we can work in partnership and have a significant effect on the negative actions and behaviour of some important sections of our communities. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue staff are presently engaged in attempting to reach some of the most vulnerable members of our society with a range of youth initiatives designed to assist with future employability and encourage positive citizenship. Firefighters are excellent role models and are ideally placed to pass on their significant knowledge and experience.
Easterhouse like other areas within Strathclyde has a minority of the community who provide our staff with difficult challenges in terms of fire related anti social behaviour which sadly has resulted in some attacks on our staff during the course of their duties. The provision of this community resource in Easterhouse has allowed our staff to work more directly with these vulnerable youngsters alongside our partners in the police, education, health and housing in an appropriate environment.
The £1.7 million investment from the Fire Board to upgrade the station to a Community Fire Station recognises the shift from intervention to education and prevention and demonstrates that the fire station belongs to the community and should be used by the community.
We look forward to continuing the development of community fire stations throughout Strathclyde and I am confident that this strategy, in tandem with effective partnership working, will result in significant benefits in terms of reduced fire deaths, injuries, fire related anti social behaviour and increased social cohesion. I trust that we will all enjoy a pleasant day. 




Arrival at Easterhouse Community Fire Station 

Demonstration of RTC Operations 

Drill by Firereach Participants 

Tour of Station 

Unveiling of commemorative plaque 


Easterhouse Community Fire Station Profile 

The original Easterhouse Fire Station was opened on 28th May 1964 by Lord Provost Sir Peter Meldrum. Its opening marked the end of a programme of station developments to provide fire cover to the new and expanded housing estates on the edge of the City of Glasgow. In 1964 Easterhouse Fire station served a population of some 90,000. It was one of five fire stations that were built in the post war era for this purpose, the others being Knightswood, Pollok, Castlemilk and Parkhead.
The cost of the original station was approximately £70,000, this being funded by Glasgow Corporation.
The station that you see today has recently undergone a refurbishment and extension at a cost of £1.7 million and a build time of 16 months. The result of this redevelopment is a Community Fire Station which now serves a population of 53,145 and as the name suggests, will open its doors to local residents and various community groups.
The station also forms part of the Glasgow City Council lighting strategy, a partnership that has attracted £7200 of external funding. The colourful external lighting of the station tower makes the station clearly identifiable to the public.
The Station has a complement of 68 Operational Personnel and 3 Support Staff under the supervision of the Station Manager and following the extensive refurbishment, now features amenities such as the Phoenix Room for the use of Community Groups, enhanced lecture room facilities and significantly improved welfare and dignified facilities.
This Strathclyde Fire Board funded project demonstrates the commitment of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue to its employees and the local community with the establishment of an outstanding resource which will be an asset for many years. 

There are numerous colour photos of staff and kids in the programme.




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