2 Pump Retained.


  Tanyard Lane
15/12/1964 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA19 1JX                           Photo




1960 to 1966 Station Officer Bill Woods
1966 to 1980 Station Officer Archie Givens
1980 to 5/6/1998 Station Officer J Lees
4/9/1998 to 18/6/2001 Station Officer Sam Wilson
14/9/2001 to 31/3/2006 Station Officer Jim Smith
2006 to June 2009 Temp Watch Commander Alex Rattray
June 2009 to 2012? Watch Commander Alex Rattray
2012? to 2015? Watch Commanders McKay and Coughtrie (Promoted WT SC)
2015? to 2018 Dec Watch Manager McKay
2018 December to Watch Commander Stephen Coughtrie (Son of previous  WC Coughtrie) (there 29/6/2023)

WC Alex Rattray has reverted to Firefighter and two wholetime WCs are sharing the job. Watch Manager Coughtrie was promoted to a Station Manager around 2015 and had to give up the Retained WM)


1925   Handcart  
1940 ACS187 Bedford Limosine/Coventry Climax SP
  JAG565 Bedford SLZG4/HCB WrT


  First Second
1976 SAG273J XCS242K
1980 CGE592S SAG273J
1983 FGA135T FGA139T
1992 D193PGD D194PGD
1997 G794NGD G792NGD
2004 P941SGE G794NGD
2005 P941SGE K669OSU
2008 SG02UKW K699OSU
2009 SG02UKW L717UGA
2010 August SG02UKW SF53PNE
2011 Dec SG02UKW SF04YEY
20017-9-19 SF10GVY SF06GBX
2021 Sept SF10GVY SF61DHE
2021 Dec SF13GXS SF61DHE


SAG273J Bedford TKEL/HCB Angus WrL
XCS242K Bedford TKEL/HCB Angus WrT
CGE592S Bedford KD/HCB Angus (Midi) WrL
FGA135T Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
FGA139T Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
D193PGD Scania G82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
D194PGD Scania G82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
G792NGD Volvo FL6-17/Fulton and Wylie WrL
G794NGD Volvo FL6-17/Fulton and Wylie WrL
K669OSU Volvo FL6-18/Emergency One WrL
L717UGA Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
P941SGE Scania 93M-220/Emergency One RPL (retro fit)
SG02UKW Scania 94D-260/Emergency One RPL
SF53PNE Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
SF04YEY MAN LE10-225F 4x4/Emergency One VSU
SF06GBX Scania P280/JDC/Polybilt RPL
SF10GVY Scania P270/JDC RPL
SF61DHE Scania P280/JDC/Poltbilt   (CAFS) RP
SF13GXS Scania P280/JDC/Polybilt RP




???? Cumnock Fire Brigade?
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 South Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
8/6/2005 to31/3/2013 Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Name change only.)
1/4/2013 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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, Cumnock was changed from Q13 to G29.


The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948


                                                                                      Equipment                                                                             Retained

                                                                                      1 Self Propelled Pump                                                          1 Leading Fireman

                                                                                      1 Light Trailer Pump                                                            9 Firemen



The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1957


                                                                                      Equipment                                                                             Retained

                                                                                      2 Pump Appliances                                                              1 Sub Officer

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 Leading Fireman

                                                                                                                                                                                      8 Firemen



Establishment 2000


                                                                                        Equipment                                                                             Retained

                                                                                        2 Water Tender Ladders                                                     1 Station Officer

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 Sub Officer

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Leading Firefighters

                                                                                                                                                                                        16 Firefighters



Members of the Town Council visited the new fire station at Cumnock on Tuesday in company with SWAFB chairman, Bailie M’Auley and Area Firemaster Mackay. The building was completed in 15 months and cost £37,000. A full and interesting visit was rounded off by a vote of thanks from Provost M’Turk after which the firemen entertained their guests to a cup of tea.
(The Cumnock Chronicle, Friday, December 18, 1964. Page 3)










Assistant Firemaster K. Small
(Commander – West Command)

Firemaster B. P. Sweeney MA, DipEFEng, MIFireE

Councillor J. Lowe
Convener, Strathclyde Fire Board

Reverend C. Anderson
Father J. Thomson

Firemaster B. P. Sweeney MA, DipEFEng, MIFireE



Original Fire Station was located at Tanyard Lane and the station moved to their present location in 1964 with the official opening on the 15th December 1964. At the same time it was part of ‘A’ Division of South Western Fire Brigade.
After a number of years service the future of the station was destined for change. This however did not occur and the decision was taken to utilise its location as a community safety centre and possible training venue for retained stations within the Command towards the end of 2001.
Cumnock Fire Station is the third retained fire station within this sector of West Command to undergo a major refurbishment as part of the Brigade’s station upgrading programme.
A consultation process involved all the relevant stakeholders including Command H Q, Station personnel and representative bodies.
The refurbishment work included the following provisions – extension to accommodate Community Safety Personnel, electrical rewire, new boiler plant and heating, new plumbing, dignified facilities, disabled access, kitchen, toilet and shower facilities upgrade, locker accommodation, drying facilities, fire and security alarm installation, internal and external redecoration, furniture replacement and ancillary works.
The contract was awarded to Daniel Campbell & Son, Strathaven who commenced the refurbishment works in November 2003 with completion in early May 2004. The station had to remain operational at all times during the contract.
Tonight’s ceremony represents the completion of another major project demonstrating the commitment of the Strathclyde Fire Board to the local community.




2000                         Proposed that station to be upgraded to 1 pump wholetime and 1 pump retained.

September 2001     Station area is C risk and will not be upgraded to B risk therefore station will stay as 2 pump retained.


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


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