R16 KILBIRNIE

1 Pump Retained.

Stations

  Bank Street. (Private Brigade, Knox ?)
  Dalry Road (now Spartan Garage)                                                          Photo
24/4/1952 to 19/12/1989 Paddockholm Road (just west of present station).                              Photo
19/12/1989 Paddockholm Road Kilbirnie KA25 7EQ.                                               Photo

 

Officer in Charge

War Section Leader Frank Brennen (there 1960 as Sub Officer)
  Sub Officer Albert Lees
? to 1977 Sub Officer A Duffield
1997 to Oct 2010 Sub Officer Jim Price
Oct 2010 to Watch Commander Gordon Reid

 

Appliances

  CS2480 Leyland (Poss CS2430) SP
  GSD308 Dennis F8/Dennis MP
  LCS147 Dennis F25/Dennis WrL
1974 HSJ450N Bedford TKEL/Jag 4.2/HCB Angus WrT
1989 UGA402W Bedford TKEL/HCBAngus CSV/F & W WrL
1990 EGD269X Bedford KG/CFE WrL
1994 E148XDS Scania G82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1997 H96YUS Scania G93M-210/Fulton and Wylie WrL
5/12/2006 Y543TNS Scania 94D-260/Emergency One RPL
2010 August 31st SF03OMX Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL

 

 

 

? Kilbirnie Fire Brigade?
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 South Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)

 

Notes

 

 

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

 

1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Sub Officer

 

 

1 Leading Firefighter

 

 

8 Firefighters

 

 

 

The first station was in Bank Street, then in Paddockholm Road (the first purpose built retained station in South Western Area Fire Brigade) just to the west of the present station.
The Dedication Service for the present station was held on Tuesday, 19th of December, 1989 at 19-00 hours
Check the Barber's shop for more info (opposite funeral directors) and The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald.
In the station in Dalry Road there were two TL's. GSD308 is now at a distillery on Islay (date?)

NFS

Station A3Y Walkers Garage

1 Ret, 4 AFS Fulltime, 36 AFS Part time, 4 Telephonists Fulltime, 5 Part time Messenger Boys.
Ford Sulzer Motor Pump 500/700 gpm
Towing Car Coventry Climax 350/500 gpm
Towing Car Standard Gwynne 120/200 gpm
Dam Unit 1000 gall Standard Gwynne 120/200 gpm
GLT906 Austin K2 Standard Towing Unit.

 

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

 

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