2 Rescue Pump Ladders Wholetime. CLOSED.


? to ? Contractor's Garage, Sommerville Street.
1911 Mansion Street/Church Street                                                            Photo
3/9/1970 to 29/3/2011 Clydeford Street, Cambuslang. G72 7JG                                            Photo










1941 FYH397 Bedford/Home Office HU


  First Second Aerial
1976 TVA844G TVA845G NVD217F
1980 SGE305R    514BGE
1983 OGD67V     
1988 LGD632Y OGD67V  
1990 F184FHS F185FHS  
1994 L714UGA L713UGA  
2005 SF54RRV L713UGA  
2006 SF06GBO SF54RRV  
2010 November SF10GWA SF06GBO  


514BGE AEC Mercury/Merryweather/Simon 70' PHP
NVD217F AEC/Merryweather/LFB TL
TVA844G Dennis F45/Dennis WrE
TVA845G Dennis F45/Dennis WrT
SGE305R Dodge /Fulton and Wylie WrL
OGD67V Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL
LGD632Y Bedford KG/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior WrL
F184FHS Scania 82M/Angloco WrL
F185FHS Scania 82M/Angloco WrL
L713UGA Scania P93M-210/Emergency One WrL
L714UGA Scania P93M-210/Emergency One WrL
SF54RRV Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
SF06GBO Scania P270/JDC RPL
SF10GWA Scania P280/JDC/Poly Bilt RPL




Cambuslang Fire Station will be closing on the 29th March, 2011 and moving to the new Clydesmill Community Fire Station at Clydesmill Industrial Estate, Cambuslang. This station will have 1 Aerial Rescue Pump, 1 Rescue Pump Ladder and 1 Supplementary Equipment Vehicle towing a Zodiac boat as a Level 2 Water Rescue resource.

At Cambuslang, prior to the opening of the new Fire Station and police building in Church Street, Cambuslang early in 1912, a Morris Fire Tender, without pump, was stationed in a Contractor's Garage in Sommerville Street. On the opening of the new Station this appliance was transferred to Church Street.
(Hand written note of unknown origin.)

On the 3rd April, 1970 all personnel and appliances from Rutherglen transferred to Cambuslang new station in Clydeford Street.

Previously served by Rutherglen Fire Station, Cambuslang acquired its own in 1911. The premises were located at the corner of Mansion and Church Streets and were shared with the Police. On 3rd September 1970 a new fire station was opened on Clydeford Road.

1911 to 1948 Cambuslang ? Fire Brigade
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Lanarkshire Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 to Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Name change only.)

Approval has been granted to close two fire stations in the east of Glasgow and replace them with a single station costing 5m. Board members of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue gave their backing to the plan, which will see the closure of Cambuslang and Parkhead fire stations, at a meeting in Hamilton yesterday.
(The Herald, Saturday, February 10, 2007. Page 4.)

Cambuslang Fire Station along with Parkhead will move to a new station at Clydesmill on the 29th March 2011.


Lanarkshire Fire Brigade Joint Committee
At 11.00 hours.


This new Fire Station has been erected on a site on Clydeford Road, Cambuslang, which strategically places it on the new roads and motorways plan for Lanarkshire, and as soon as the New Bridge is erected across the River Clyde, this will give ready access to the Carmyle Area.
The design of the Station has been produced with a view to reducing the circulation space to a minimum, and thereby minimising the amount of cleaning work required.
The appliance Room has accommodation for four Appliances, and is provided with an inspection pit. The doors are of the overhead type, electrically operated, and have a self-closing device, so that the Station can be left unattended and lockfast.
A Lecture Room is provided, complete with revolving blackboard, and other training aids.
The modern Kitchen has a full range of stainless steel equipment, and has adequate cupboard accommodation.
The entire building is electrically heated on the "off peak" tariff rate, and all floors are treated with a floor seal to reduce maintenance costs to a minimum.
The Training and Hose Drying Tower makes provision for the drying of up to twenty-seven lengths of hose at one time. This is achieved by the use of a 5ft diameter fan, situated in the roof of the Tower, and which accelerates the natural air flow, and so speeds up the drying process.
The Petrol Pump and 1,000 gallon storage tank have been provided in the yard to the rear of the Station.
The Station is manned by three Station Officers, four Sub Officers, two Leading Firemen, and twenty nine Firemen.
The building work, which commenced in October 1968, was completed in April 1970, at an estimated cost of 88,500.
(from The Official Opening Programme.)



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