2 Rescue Pump Ladders, Wholetime.


1864? to 1898 Govan District Station, Albert Street. (renamed Orkney Street)
1898 to 1987 10 Orkney Street, Glasgow.                                                            Photo
6/11/1987 677 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 2BH.                                           Photo



? to 1912 Firemaster Fairley
1912 onwards Glasgow Firemasters then Strathclyde Firemasters



? G5413 Dennis?? P
1911 US88 Dennis/Dennis MP
1938 DGD910 Dennis/Dennis (Limosine) P
1939 FYH60 Bedford/Leyland-Gwynne 700/900 EHU
1940? GXA98 Dennis Meadows/Merryweather 100' TL
1942 GLE10 Austin K2/Home Office FoT (Ex ATV)
1942 GLT684 Austin K2/Home Office ATV
? GLT686 Austin K2/Home Office ATV
1944 GXM714 Fordson 7V/Tangye HU
1944 GXN347 Fordson Van (ATV?)
1944 GXN349 Fordson Van (ATV?)
? JGB590 Dennis F12/Dennis PE
1955 OYS534 Austin A40 Car
1960 514BGE AEC Mercury/Merryweather TLP
1961 732CGD AEC Merlin/Merryweather PL
? 585EGE AEC Mercury/Merryweather PL
? 864HGB AEC Mercury/Haydon PL
1964 136KGD AEC Mercury/Haydon PL
1965 FGG121C AEC Mercury/Pyrene FoT/P
1968 PGB276F Deutz 150D/SMT/Magirus WrE
1970 WGA714H Dennis F46A/Bennett/Simon Scoosher Mk2 WrL/Sch


  First Second Aerial Technical Support Unit
1970 PGB276F 585EGE 514BGE  
1976 WGA714H PGB276F 514BGE  
1980 GGG660T YGE824S NVD217F  
1983 OGD81V OGD82V NVD217F  
1990 A31ASJ A32ASJ E991WNS  
1991 A31ASJ A32ASJ    
July/1991 H103YUS H104YUS    
1992 H103YUS H104YUS   F898KYS
1997 P933SGE H104YUS   F898KYS
1998 P933SGE H104YUS   R248JGB
2000 P933SGE V756NGD   R248JGB
2004 L725UGA V756NGD   R248JGB
2005 L725UGA M912DDS   R248JGB
2006 SF06GBZ M912DDS   R248JGB
2008 SF06GBZ SF57MWE   R248JGB
2009 SF06GBZ SF57MWE    
2011 Sept SF06GBZ SF11EEO    
2013 May SF13GXP SF11EEO    


514BGE AEC/Merryweather TL
NVD217F AEC Mercury/Merryweather TL
PGB276F Deutz/Magirus/SMT WrL
WGA714H Dennis F46/Scoosher MKII Sch
YGE824S Dodge WrL
GGG660T Dodge WrL
OGD81V Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL
OGD82V Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL
A31ASJ Bedford TK/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior WrL
A32ASJ Bedford TK/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior WrL
E991WNS Scania 92M/Angloco/Metz TL
F898KYS Mercedes 418/Scott/SFB TSU
H103YUS Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
H104YUS Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
L725UGA Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
M912DDS Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
P933SGE Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
R248JGB Scania 94D-220/Fleming & Taylor TSU
V756NGD Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL
SF06GBZ Scania P270/JDC RPL
SF57MWE Scania P270/JDC RPL
SF11EEO Scania P280DB/JDC/Polybilt RPL
SF13GXP Scania P280/JDC/Polybilt RPL


In 1975 Govan had the following appliances and call signs

Brigade                                  Station                   WrL        WrL        TL
Glasgow Fire Service           B2                           B12         B13         B14
Strathclyde Fire Brigade     B2                           B23         B24         B25

The above call sign information was gleaned from B2 Govan Station log books.



1864? to 1912 ?Govan Fire Brigade?
1912? 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 2013 Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Name change only.)
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service


Govan became a police burgh in 1864 and the commissioners became responsible for the provision of a range of services, including a fire brigade. The brigade was based in the new town hall in Albert Street. When council officials and staff were relocated in the new Govan Town Hall in Summertown Road in 1899, the old building became the headquarters of the burgh's fire and police services.
Reference: 660.83.151



The Chairman of Strathclyde Regional Council Police and Fire Committee decided that because of the length of time that Govan 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 Govan 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)

This station was officially dedicated on 6/11/1987 after going operational in September 1985.

Each watch has 1 Station Officer, 1 Sub Officer, 3 Leading Firefighters and 18 Firefighters.

19/1/2009 The TSU has been transferred from Govan to Hamilton where it will be run Dual crewed with the second appliance. The OIC and driver will go to incidents in the TSU, the pump will not follow as a support pump.

Establishment 2008





2 Rescue Pump Ladders

4 Watch Managers


1 Technical Support Unit

16 Crew Commanders



44 Firefighters

The Wholetime establishment are split over four watches (Red, Blue, Green and White) 1 Watch Commander, 4 Crew Commanders and 11 Firefighters working 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off. Rescue Pumps are normally manned 5 and 4. The TSU is manned by a crew of 2.


If you know of any mistakes or have any additions to this please let me know.


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