1 Rescue Pump, 1 Aerial Rescue Pump 1 Supplementary Equipment Vehicle, 1 Water Rescue Unit Wholetime.


? to 1898 Queen's Park, 79 Westmorland Street, GLASGOW.
1898 to 1986 Queen's Park, 52 Allison Street, GLASGOW.                          Photo
30/7/1986 Polmadie, Calder Street, GLASGOW. G42                                Photo

Station opened at 11am on Wednesday 30/7/1986 when Queens Park closed. On 19/9/1986 the South closed and moved here also.


                                                                                                            Glasgow Firemasters

                                                                                                            Strathclyde Firemasters



1940 DGD908 Dennis/Dennis (Limosine) P
1942 GLM18 Fordson 7V/Home Office ECU
1942 GLR409 Austin K2/Home Office ATV
1944 GXN239 Austin K4/Merryweather 60' manual TL
1945 HXO210 Vauxhall 10hp Car
1955 OGE161 Dennis F8/Dennis P
1956 RGA585 Austin A35 Car
? TGE162 Dennis F8/Dennis PL
? FGG394C AEC Mercury/Dennis/Metz TLP
1969 SGE701G Dennis DJ/Bennett/Simon Scoosher Mk1 WrL/Sch
1979 FGA138T Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1980 NHS992V Shelvoke & Drury WY/Merryweather TL
1986 C158GSJ Ford Transit RRU


  First Second Aerial RRU SEV 1 SEV 2
1976 SGE701G   FGG394C      
1983 LGD632Y   65KGA      
1988 D196PGD D486ODS NHS992V C158GSJ    
1991 D196PGD D486ODS E991WNS C158GSJ    
1992 J175GUS J176GUS E991WNS H517CGD    
1999 S265TSU J176GUS E991WNS H517CGD    
2005 S265TSU J176GUS E991WNS L155XGE    
2005 SF05DHV S265TSU   L155XGE    
2005 SF05DHV S265TSU     SF03AUP  
2006 SF06GCV S265TSU     SF03AUP  
2006 SF06GCX S265TSU     SF03AUP  
2007 SF06GCX SF54RMU     SF03AUP  
2011 January SF06GCX SF10GWC     SF03AUP  
2011/4/1 SF06GCX SF10GWC     SF03AUP SA52FYS
2012 May SF06GCX SF10GWC     EU09AAF SF03AUP
2012 SF06GCX SF10GWC     EU09AAF SF06JYA
2013 August SF06GCX SF10GWC     SF61LJZ SJ13DTZ
2017 January SF06GCX SF10GWC     EX16LZL SJ13DTZ
2017 June SF06GCX SV16NSU     EX16LZL SJ13DTZ


65KGA AEC Mercury/Haydon/Magirus TL
FGG394C AEC Mercury/Metz TL
SGE701G Dennis D/Scoosher MKI Sch
LGD632Y Bedford TK/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior WrL
NHS992V Shelvoke & Drury WY/Merryweather TL
C158GSJ Ford Transit RRU
D196PGD Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
D486ODS Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
E991WNS Scania P92M/Angloco/Metz TL
J175GUS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
J176GUS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
H517CGD Mercedes 518/SFB RRU
L155XGE Mercedes 410D/Emergency One RRU
S265TSU Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL
SA52FYS Ford Ranger 4x4 SEV
SF03AUP Ford Ranger 4x4 SEV
SF05DHV Scania 94D-300/Saxon/Vema ARP
SF54RMU Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
SF06GCV Scania P310 CP14 6x2 RS/JDC/Vema 28M ARP
SF06GCX Scania P310 CP14 6x2 RS/JDC/Vema 28M ARP
SF06JYA Ford Ranger 4x4 SEV
EU09AAF Ford Ranger 4x4 SEV
SF10GWC Scania P280/JDC/Polybilt RPL
SF61LJZ Toyota Hi-Lux/Truckman SEV
SJ13DTZ Mercedes Sprinter 4x4/Wilker SEV
EX16LZL Ford Ranger 2.2 4x4 SEV
SV16NSU Scania P280/JDC RPL

The Road Rescue Unit went off the run on the 16th December 2005 and was replaced with a  Supplementary Equipment Vehicle which will tow a boat and carry the wet suits and a Hansard Board (this is carried into the water and the casualty put on board and floated ashore), this equipment is  Level 2 Water Rescue.

SA03AUP is running as the Clyde Water Rescue Vehicle to run the crew to the pontoon at Broomielaw to use the Pioner boat moored there which is the Level 3 response.
SA52FYS tows the Zodiac boat as the Level 2 response.
16/8/2013 SF61LJZ (SEV 1) permanently crewed by three, Crew Manager and two Firefighters, is used to transport the crew to St Mungo 1 or the Pioner which are both berthed at the pontoon at the Glasgow Nautical College. SJ13DTZ (SEV 2) is jump crewed by five and also tows the RIB for Swift Water Rescue. The Hansard board has been replaced by an inflatable stretcher which is carried in the rear of SEV 2.


1898 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


In 1975 Queens Park was station B5 in the Glasgow Fire Service.

Polmadie replaced Queen's Park (B5) and South (B1).

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


Establishment 2000





2 Water Tender Ladders

4 Station Officers


1 Turntable Ladder

8 Sub Officers


1 Road Rescue Unit

12 Leading Firefighters



56 Firefighters

The Staff are split over four watches (Red, Blue, Green and White) 1 Station Officer, 2 Sub Officers, 3 Leading Firefighters and 14 Firefighters working 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off. Water Tenders are normally manned 5 and 4.


Establishment 2016 July





1 Aerial Rescue Pump

5 Watch Managers


1 Rescue Pump Ladder

15 Crew Managers


1 Water Rescue Unit

45 Firefighters


1 Supplementary Equipment Vehicle


The Staff are split over five groups (1 to 5) consisting of 1 Watch Manager, 3 Crew Managers and 9 Firefighters. Crewing is ARP 5, RPL 5, SEV 3. The SEV is used to convey the crew for St Mungo 1 to Glasgow Nautical College where St Mungo 1 is berthed. The WRU is dual crewed and tows a rigid inflatable boat for Swift Water Rescue.



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


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