1 Pump Retained.


  Main Street
28/11/1957 9 Kirkhill Crescent, Colmonell, KA26 0LQ                Photos

Station occupied 28/11/1957.



4/1/1951 to 25/10/1960 Leading Fireman Brown
3/11/1960 to 25/5/1961 Leading Fireman Drynan
1/6/1961 to 26/9/1968 Leading Fireman Mclachlan
3/10/1968 to ? Sub Officer McNaught
? to 4/7/1987 Sub Officer R. McNaughton
? to1990 Sub Officer J. Dunlop
1990 to 1992 Leading Firefighter J. Robertson
20/12/1992 to 31/3/2001 Sub Officer Robert Shankland
18/5/2001 to 6/10/2015 Sub Officer Ronnie O'Hare
7/10/2015 to 13/12/2016 Watch Commander Hyslop
14/12/2016 to 31/3/2021 Watch Commander William Dunlop
6/7/2021 to 3/7/2022 Watch Commander Mark Challis (Temp from 1/4/2021)
4/7/2022 to Watch Commander Douglas McTaggart



  GLR819 Austin K2/Home Office Ex ATV HrT
1976 GSD519E Bedford J5/HCB Angus WrT
1983 TSD410N Bedford TK/HCB Angus WrT
1989 EGD273X Bedford KG/CFE WrL
1994 C432KDS Dodge G13 Turbo/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior 3 WrL
1994 G533PGE Scania 93M-210/Fulton and Wylie WrL
2004 P936SGE Scania 93M-220/Emergency One RPL
2013 July SF54NZK Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
2022 Dec SF61DGZ Scania P270/JDC/Polybilt RP






Colmonellís new fire station, which is to be erected on part of the playpark, is to cost in the region of £1300, members of the South Western Fire Area Joint Committee were told at their meeting in Ayr on Friday.
The cost of the new prefabricated building is to be over £550 and other work such as removing hedges and the laying of drains is to cost approximately £745.
(The Ayrshire Post, July 20, 1956. Page 9)

Garage, accomodation was increased with provision of Portakabin in 1995.
A new garage was built and occupied in March 2002.
When the new appliance room was being built the appliance and tunics were kept in a commercial garage at Clachanton Farm, Colmonell and the office was still in Kirkhill Crescent. On receipt of a call out the first man at the farm had to use the appliance radio to contact M2GX to get the details of the incident. No appliances were allowed to stand by at Colmonell during this time. (12 weeks from November 2001 to January 2002)

When the new call signs were being implemented in the WEST SDA over a 7 week period beginning 31/8/2020 doing 1 LSO Area per week, Colmonell was changed from R13 to G32.


1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 South Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 to 2013 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service



The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948






1 Light Trailer Pump

1 Leading Fireman


1 Towing Vehicle

5 Firemen


The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1957






1 Pump Appliance

1 Leading Fireman



5 Firemen


Establishment 2000






1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Firefighter



8 Firefighters


Colmonell. The new part time single bay prefabricated Fire Station at Craigneil Road was occupied on 28th November, 1957, the old premises at Main Street being vacated on that date. To comply with financial restrictions it was decided that the original provisions for the lining of the building be deleted. At a later stage, however, in order to protect the appliances from frost and to provide some degree of comfort to personnel during the winter months, the building was lined with plasterboard treated with a finishing coat of plaster.
(South Western Area Fire Brigade Firemasterís Annual Report 1957.) 

Colmonell. Minor repair work had to be carried out to the boundary fence at the rear of the Station.
(South Western Area Fire Brigade Firemasterís Annual Report 1960.) 

Colmonell. The housing scheme area adjoining the fire station has been flooded from time to time and permission was given to the County Surveyor to erect a small earth barrier within the boundary of the station ground so that flood water would in future be diverted to a nearby surface water drain inlet. Adjustments were also made in the cupboard and workbench facilities at this station.
(South Western Area Fire Brigade Firemasterís Annual Report 1962.) 

Colmonell. New timber appliance room doors and a side entrance door were made and fitted by the maintenance staff. Cracked sections of asbestos sheeting were also replaced.
(South Western Area Fire Brigade Firemasterís Annual Report 1966.) 

Colmonell. Defective plasterwork was cut out and replaced.
(South Western Area Fire Brigade Firemasterís Annual Report 1969.)



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