1 Pump, 1 Forward Control Unit, 1 Major Incident Control Unit Wholetime, 1 Pump Retained.


22/12/1980 to date     Corsehill Mount Road, Dreghorn, Irvine KA11 4JZ.                    Photo



  Wholetime Retained Salvage Tender Forward Control Unit Major Incident Command Unit
1983 UGA406W XUS194S      
1989 E140XDS XUS194S BGB901S    
1991 E140XDS XUS194S HHS924T    
1991 E140XDS A36ASJ HHS924T    
1992 J163GUS A36ASJ H516CGD    
1993 K375MYS A36ASJ H516CGD    
  K375MYS G540PGE H516CGD    
1997 N824JSU G540PGE H516CGD    
2003 K371MYS G540PGE H516CGD    
2004 K371MYS G540PGE      
2005 SF54RRU G540PGE      
2005 SF54RRU K374MYS      
2006 SF54RRU K374MYS   SF06HHG  
2007 SF54RRU M906DDS   SF06HHG SF06DTX
2009 SF59CYO M906DDS   SF06HHG SF06DTX
2010 Nov SF59CYO SF54RPY   SF06HHG SF06DTX
2012 March SF59CYO SF54RPY   SF06HHE SF06DTX
2012 Sept ? SF59CYO SF54RPY   SF06HHE Xfered to R02 Kilwinning
2016 June SL64MDK SF54RPY   SF06HHE  


BGB901S Bedford TK/Fulton and Wylie DCU
XUS194S Dodge K113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
HHS924T Bedford TK/Fulton and Wylie ST
UGA406W Bedford KG/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL
OGD71V Bedford TKEL/HCB Angus CSV/Fulton and Wylie WrL
A36ASJ Bedford TKG/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior 2 WrL
E140XDS Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
G540PGE Scania G93M-210/Fulton and Wylie WrL
H516CGD Mercedes 811D/Fulton and Wylie FoST
J163GUS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
K371MYS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
K374MYS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
K375MYS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
M906DDS Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
N824JSU Scania G93M-220/Emergency One WrL
SF54RPY Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL running as WrL as no Rescue Equipment at present 11/2010
SF54RRU Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
SF06DTX Mercedes Axor 1840LS tractor unit plus 40' trailer MICU
SF06HHE Vauxhall Movano 2.5 CDTi/Lynton Trailers FCU
SF06HHG Vauxhall Movano 2.5 CDTi/Lynton Trailers FCU
SF59CYO Scania P270/Polybilt/JDC RPL
SL64MDK Scania P280/JDC RPL



This station replaced D29 Irvine.

1980 to 2005    Strathclyde Fire Brigade

2005                  Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)


The Foam Salvage Tender was moved to Kilmarnock on the 20th March 2004 as it will be getting replaced by a Major Incident Unit and MIUs have to be put to 2 Pump stations as there is a greater amount of staff there.


Establishment 2000

  Equipment Wholetime Retained
  2 Water Tender Ladders 4 Station Officers 1 Sub Officer
  1 Foam Salvage Tender 4 Sub Officers 1 Leading Firefighter
    4 Leading Firefighters  8 Firefighters
    28 Firefighters

There are four wholetime watches Red, White, Blue and Green and the wholetime staff are divided by 4 to get the establishment for each watch.


Establishment 2004

  Equipment Wholetime Retained
  2 Water Tender Ladders 4 Station Officers 1 Sub Officer
    4 Sub Officers 1 Leading Firefighter
    20 Firefighters 8 Firefighters

There are four wholetime watches Red, White, Blue and Green and the wholetime staff are divided by 4 to get the establishment for each watch.




Dreghorn Fire Station


By Councillor Charles O’Halloran, J.P.,
Convener, Strathclyde Regional Council,
on Monday 22nd December, 1980.


Order of Proceedings

Guests Assemble 

Platform Party Assemble 

Introductory Remarks
Councillor James Jennings, J.P.
Chairman, Police and Fire Committee 

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque
Councillor Charles O’Halloran, J.P.
Convener, Strathclyde Regional Council 

Rev. Peter M. Houston, F.Ph.S.
Strathclyde Fire Brigade Chaplain 

Vote of Thanks
Councillor Elliot Grey


Dreghorn Fire Station 

As the new town of Irvine began to develop through the early and mid 1970’s, it became obvious that the existing fire fighting facilities would experience severe strain in coping with the rising number of fire calls imposed by the increasing area and population, if they were not augmented.
In fact at one point the retained station at West Road, Irvine, was attending approximately 377% more calls than other retained units in similar areas.
To rectify this imbalance, the fire authority in power at the time began to evolve plans for a new wholetime station. In 1975 the Strathclyde Regional Fire Authority inherited those plans and in conjunction with the Strathclyde Fire Brigade and the Architect’s Department at Ayr Sub-Region built the new fire station which would take over the bulk of the fire fighting and fire prevention work for the area. 

This new Fire Station is situated at the western end of the village of Dreghorn, in a commanding position and well within the designated boundaries of Irvine New Town.
The station faces north onto Coarsehill Mount Road, which forms part of the old A7l Kilmarnock Irvine Road, and is hounded on the south by Long Drive and the new A71 Dreghorn By-pass: on the west by the Newmoor Interchange and on the east by an open grassland area leading to the boundary of Dreghorn Village.
This site offers easy and speedy access to all parts of the Irvine Development area. 

The plan shape has evolved from a brief to provide minimum travel distances from all areas within the station to the Appliance Bay
The Appliance Bay is suitably situated between clean activities which occur within the main building and dirty activities occurring in the yard/garage/stores area, and is capable of housing three appliances together with their maintenance support facilities.
The main building has ample office space and compartmented areas to facilitate the various functions occurring within a fire station, e.g., training, fire prevention, administration, catering and recreation. The messroom, lecture room and recreation room having the added characteristic of opening up into one large compartment for occupational or social occasions where larger than usual numbers of persons are present.
The dormitories are positioned at the south end of building and connect with the appliance room via large uncluttered corridors. Adjoining the dormitory are the locker room, main toilets and ablutions.
On the west wing of the station are situated well equipped areas for breathing apparatus, hose and vehicle maintenance together with the locker room for the retained crews.
In all, the station is well designed and constructed to accommodate 48 wholetime officers and men and 10 retained men with facilities that offer the surrounding community a fast and effective turnout for firefighting purposes. 

Samuel T. Connell & Co. Ltd., Cumnock. 

Mr. W. Eric Finlayson, R.I.B.A., F.R.I.A.S.,
Director of Architectural & Related Services,
Strathclyde House, Glasgow. 

Mr. A. Boyd. 

Mr. K. McKenzie. 


Charles O’Halloran, J.F 

James Jennings, J.P. 

Richard J. Knowlton, Q.F.S.M., F.I. Fire E., F.B.I.M.

The outside of the station
Lecture and recreation room

Strathclyde Regional Council 

(From the Official Opening Programme)




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