T04 YORKHILL

1 Pump Wholetime.

Stations

1859 to 23/10/1970 West, 59 Cranston Street, GLASGOW.                             Photo
22/4/1971 200 Kelvinhaugh St, Yorkhill, GLASGOW, G3 8QS         Photo

Firemasters

Glasgow the Strathclyde Firemasters.

Appliances

? GLM25 Fordson 7V/Home Office ECU
1958 VGE796 Dennis F24/Dennis PE
1962 586EGE AEC Mercury/Merryweather PL
1963 865HGB AEC Mercury/Haydon PL
? BGG994B Austin FFG/Mitchell CU
? FGG349L AEC Mercury/Dennis/Metz TLP
1969 SGE702G Dennis DJ/Bennett/Simon Scoosher Mk1 WrL/Sch
1971 VGG291H Magirus 150D/Bennett/Magirus (Tower Ladder/Cage) TLP
1973 GYS175L Dodge K850/Carmichael/Simon Scoosher Mk2A WrL/Sch
? KHS221N Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie WrL
? FGA140T Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
? SGD393W Bedford TKEL/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL

 

  First Second Aerial Control Unit Canteen Van IRIS
1975 865HGB GYS175L VGG291H BGG944B DGA918B  
1983 OGD77V OGD85V PGB355V      
1990 G533PGE G534PGE PGB355V      
1991 G533PGE G534PGE        
1997 M906DDS M907DDS K377MYS      
2003 M906DDS L717UGA K377MYS      
2005 SF05DFC M906DDS K377MYS      
2006 SF06GCY SF05DFC        
2010 June 1 SF06GCY          
2011 January SF60DHK          
19/12/2011 SF60DHK          SF07AKO

As part of the relocation of Specials approved by the Board on the 8th April 2010 the ARP was moved to Motherwell in the first week of January 2011.

SF05DFC was moved from Yorkhill to Knightswood on 1/6/2010 for a 6 month trial period. After 5 months the trial was deemed successful and the Board will be asked to confirm the redeployment as permanent at the meeting on 20th January 2011 (Meeting postponed from 9th December 2010 due to the weather).

 The Incident Research and Investigation Section have moved from Hamilton to Yorkhill after being based there for ten years on 19/12/2011. A section of Yorkhill Station has been converted into a base for them, a programme which took two months.

 

 

865HGB AEC Mercury/Haydon WrL
BGG944B BMC/Mitchell CU
DGA918B BMC/Mitchell CaVan
VGG291H Deutz/Magirus/Cage/Bennett TL
GYS175L Dodge /Scoosher MKII/Carmichael Sch
OGD77V Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL
OGD85V Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL
PGB355V Shelvoke & Drury WY/Fulton and Wylie/Pierrville TL
G533PGE Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
G534PGE Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
K377MYS Scania P113M-310/Angloco/Bronto 28-2TI ALP
L717UGA Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
M906DDS Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
M907DDS Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
SF05DFC Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
SF06GCY Scania P310 CP14 6x2 RS/JDC/Vema 28M ARP
SF07AKO Mercedes 816D/Cebotec IRIS
SF60DHK Scania P280/JDC/Polybilt RPL

 

Notes

1899 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.)

 

 MARINE DIVISION

The Marine Division started during the war with two fire boats. In 1951 one of them became unfit for use and was withdrawn. Eight years later on on the 25th May, 1959 a new boat called the St Mungo (built by Hugh McLean & Sons, Renfrew.) was launched and took over from the second of the original two boats.
She has a speed of 9 Knots and was equipped with Merryweather pumping equipment which could draw water at a rate of 32 tons a minute. The St Mungo had six monitors, four sets of 5 pump outlets and foam generators for oil fires.
At the Cheapside blaze she supplied water to the pumps through 31 lines of hose.

GLASGOW FIRE STATION CLOSES 

Glasgow’s West Fire Station in Cranston Street, built in 1859 and designed with stables for the horses which drew the original appliances, closed last night.
The firemen will operate from a new building in Kelvinhaugh Street, to be known as West Marine Fire Station, although the official opening will not take place until December.
(The Glasgow Herald, Friday, October 23, 1970. Page 22.)

 

 

 

GLASGOW FIRE SERVICE

 

Official Opening 

OF 

WEST-MARINE FIRE STATION
KELVINHAUGH STREET, GLASGOW, C.3

BY 

THE RT. HONOURABLE THE LORD PROVOST
SIR DONALD R. LIDDLE, C.ST.J., J.P.

AT

11.00 A.M. ON THURSDAY, 22ND APRIL, 1971

 

Firemaster

GEORGE P. COOPER, Q.F.S.M.

  

THE OLD AND THE NEW

The New Station officially opened today marks the first stage in the policy of the Corporation of Glasgow as the Local Fire Authority in replacing the older Fire Stations after having built new Stations in all the post-war development areas on the outskirts of the City.
The Old West Fire Station in Cranston Street was erected around 1859 with a 2-Bay Engine Room and stables below. Two Officers’ and 12 Firemen’s houses were provided with the basement area used as workshops-hose shop, etc. A Corporation Committee visitation to the Station in 1927 refers in the Visitors’ Book to this “Ancient Monument” being a “disgrace to the City”. So after 110 years in all and 43 years from the latter comment, the new Station is here. The difficulties of adapting the old station to suit modern appliances and higher standards of comfort are over. The siting in Kelvinhaugh Street allows the West Fire Station area, embracing the high risk of the old Anderston industrial district, to remain unchanged, at the same time giving full cover to the new developments in the changing structure and lay-out of this part of the City.
The opportunity has been taken to accommodate the Fire-Boat crew in the new station conveying them by personnel carrier to the nearby Yorkhill Quay where the St. Mungo is berthed.
Three appliances are manned including one of the now famous Glasgow Scooshers on display today.
The new Station was designed and built under the supervision of the Department of Architecture and Civic Design, Corporation of Glasgow, at a cost of approximately £275,000. 

 

Chairman — Bailie JAMES ANDERSON,
Convener of Police, etc., Committee

 

Opening Remarks and Welcome to Guests
Bailie ANDERSON

 

OFFICIAL OPENING
THE RT. HONOURABLE THE LORD PROVOST
SIR DONALD R. LIDDLE, C.ST.J., J.P.

 

Remarks by Representative of Secretary of State for Scotland

 

Presentation of Souvenir to Lord Provost by
FIREMASTER GEORGE P. COOPER, Q.F.S.M.

 

Vote of Thanks
Councillor PETER T. MCCANN, J.P., B.L.
(Member of Police, etc., Committee and Local Councillor)

 

Presentation of Long Service and Good Conduct Medals
and Letters of Appreciation
by
THE LORD PROVOST

 

Tour of Station by The Lord Provost and Other Guests

Light Refreshments will be served in the Station Dining Room

 

 

NEW FIRE STATION OPENED IN GLASGOW

By a Staff Reporter

Sir Donald Liddel, Lord Provost of Glasgow, paid tribute yesterday to the heroism of firemen, and also their additional service to the community, when he formally opened the £275,000 new West Marine building for the Glasgow Fire Brigade at Kelvinhaugh Street, Anderson.
The new station is equipped with every modern firefighting apparatus, including a device which seeks out and fights the seats of fires by remote control.
Sir Donald passed on letters of commendation on behalf of the Secretary of State for Scotland, to Fireman Norman Donald, aged 32, and James M Wark, aged 39, for their part in the rescue of a father and four children from a Glasgow tenement fire last September. He specially mentioned the high fire risks with which Glasgow firemen had to deal.

GREATER DANGER

His praise was echoed by Baillie James Anderson, convener of the corporation committee which deals with fire brigade matters, who complemented the brigade on their efforts, including the two most recent fires – one in a warehouse in Candleriggs and the other at Rangers F.C. Social club. Their efforts there, he said, had been magnificent.
Mr Eric Gillette, representing the Secretary of State for Scotland, said that while fire brigade services were mainly local responsibilities, there was a national responsibility to co-operate efforts. Firemen he said, were probably daily exposed to a greater personal danger than were members of the armed forces.
Councillor Peter McCann, grandson of a Glasgow fireman, thanked the Lord Provost for his part in the ceremony.
After presenting 19 long service and good conduct medals, the Lord Provost toured the new station, and inspected the brigade’s equipment.
(The Glasgow Herald, Friday, April 23, 1971. Page 7.)

 

The Kelvinhaugh Street station went operational on 23/10/1970 and was officially opened on 22/4/1971.

In 1975 this was station C4 in the Glasgow Fire Service and the Fire Boat Station was CM.

April 1976 West Marine Fire Station, January 1979 West Fire Station, name changed between these dates possibly when the St. Mungo went.

In 1995 the name of the station was changed from West to Yorkhill to better reflect the area the station covered.

West station was commissioned on 23/10/1970 and was officially opened on 22/4/1971.

 

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