1 Aerial Rescue Pump, 1 Rescue Pump Ladder,  Wholetime.


1893 to 1987 321, Springburn Road, Glasgow                                      Photo
6/11/1987 to 47 Midton Street GLASGOW. G21 4RS.                         Photo



                                       Glasgow and Strathclyde Firemasters



1895   Horse drawn Steamer  
1908 G466 Panhard Aster/Merryweather MP
1915 G810 Dennis/Dennis MP
1929 US169 Dennis/Dennis MP
1944 GXA782 Austin K4/Home Office ECU
1952 JUS783 Leyland Comet/Windover P
1962 587EGE AEC Mercury/Merryweather PL
? FYS84C AEC Mercury/Dennis/Metz TLP
1968 PGB277F Deutz 150D/SMT/Magirus WrE
1971 XGE212J Dennis F46A/Bennett/Simon Scoosher Mk2 WrL/Sch


  First Second Aerial CU DIM
1975 XGE212J   FYS84C    
1978 YHS560S   ?    
1983 SGD393W   1BVA    
1990 D193PGD D194PGD XGG732S    
1991 D193PGD D194PGD      
1992 J168GUS J169GUS      
1999 J168GUS J169GUS   L726UGA  
2000 J168GUS V754NGD   L100SFB  
2004 J168GUS K374MYS   L100SFB  
2005 SF54RPZ J168GUS   L100SFB  
2006 SF54RPZ J168GUS      
2006 SF54RPZ M906DDS      
2007 SF54RPZ SF07EKD      
2010 SF08AFN SF07EKD      
2012/2/7 SF08AFN SF61DGY     MX59FHZ
2015 Oct SF08AFN SF61DGY      
2018 Aug SP09AHK SF61DGY      


1BVA AEC Mercury/Merryweather TL
FYS84C AEC Mercury/Metz TL
XGE212J Dennis F46/Scoosher MKII Sch
XGG732S Shelvoke&Drury WY/Benson/Carmichael/Marirus TL
SGD393W Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/F&W WrL
D193PGD Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
D194PGD Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
J168GUS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
J169GUS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
K374MYS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
L726UGA Scania L93M/Leicester Carriage Builders CU
L100SFB L726UGA re registered CU
M906DDS Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
V754NGD Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL
SF54RPZ Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
MX59FHZ Iveco Daily 65C18/AES DIM
SF07EKD Scania P270/JDC/Polybilt RPL
SF08AFN Scania P310 CP14 6x2 RS/JDC/Vema 282ARP MKIII ARP
SP09AHK Scania P380/Angloco/Bronto F28ALR ARP (Ex Blackness Road)
SF61DGY Scania P270/JDC/Polybilt RPL

8/8/2006 The three Forward Control Units went on the run and the Command Unit based at Springburn came off the run.
October 2015 the DIM Unit (Detection, Investigating and Monitoring) was moved from Springburn to Bishopbriggs. Can't remember when it arrived at Springburn.


1893 to 1941 Glasgow Fire Brigade
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Glasgow Fire Service
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 to Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Name change only.)


Establishment 2000





2 Water Tender Ladders

4 Station Officers


1 Control Unit

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.


This Station cost 4,000 and took eighteen months to build, being ready in August 1893 with married quarters for ten firemen. The building stood at the corner of Springburn and Keppochhill Roads, but the expressway has made this a busy crossroads so a replacement was constructed at Petershill Road in 1986. The old station was converted into flats, each selling at a fixed price of 28,250.
Springburn’s most discussed fire was on New Year’s night in 1941, when the Oxford Picture House was burned down, the most remarkable fact being that the cinema was next door to the Fire Station.
The photo shows a Horse drawn steamer and G466 a Motor Ladder ? in front of the Station.
(This extract is from Page 14 of Old Springburn by Andrew Stuart.)

This was Station A5 in the Glasgow Fire Service in 1975.

The Chairman of Strathclyde Regional Council Police and Fire Committee decided that because of the length of time that Springburn Fire Station had been operational and the severe cut backs in the Regional budget, to have a simple dedication service, rather than the traditional opening service.
The service will be attended by the Chairman of the Police and Fire Committee, the Vice Chairman, together with the Firemaster, Deputy Firemaster and Brigade Chaplin and the  Local Regional Councillor. The Chairman wants to meet the station personnel and I suggest there is a parade after which a small dedication service. Station personnel are invited to bring their wives or partners if they so desire.
Would you please arrange to have light refreshments at Springburn Fire station.
On the 6th of November 1987 the following stations were dedicated :-
Govan                            11-00
Polmadie                        12-30
Cheapside House         14-30
Springburn                    15-30
Time was allowed for lunch at Cheapside House
(from SFB memos in the archives)


In 1999 the Command Unit was move from Johnstone to Springburn as they still had the establishment for the TL and it released Control Room staff at Johnstone. The Control Unit did not change it's call sign to A037 but retained the call sign of C017.

Originally Station A3 at start of Strathclyde Fire Brigade the station call sign was changed to U02 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 Springburn moving to North Glasgow and on the 16th November 2010 the station call sign for Springburn was changed from U02 to T06.




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



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