1 Pump Retained.


? till 1955 Main Street? Corrugated Iron shed behind Rubbeck's Garage
27/10/1955 Police Road, Brodick, KA27 8AF                                        Photo


Officers in Charge


1960 William Risk
16/10/1971 to Sub Officer Henry McNicol
2000? to 2014 Sub Officer Bill McNicol
2014 to Watch Manager Janice Miller (there 2017)


1975 SHS252 Austin FFK/HCB HrT
1980 TSD401N Bedford/HCB Angus WrL
1983 GGB121T Dodge K1613/HCB Angus WrL
1993 E140XDS Scania 82M/Fulton & Wylie WrL
  K371MYS Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
2003 K669OSU Volvo FL6-18/Emergency One WrL
2005 V756NGD Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL (Retro fit running as WrL)
2006 V756NGD Scania 94D-220/Emergency One RPL
2013? SF53PNE Scania 94D-260?Saxon RP



The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Light Trailer Pump 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Standard Towing Vehicle 9 Firemen



Establishment 2000






1 Water Tender Ladder

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Firefighter



8 Firefighters




Volunteers started training 27/3/1955 and new station opened 27/10/1955
Retained since 1955, Volunteer unit before that.
WAFB sheet has station in Main street.
In 1963 there were 11 Retained men.


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



Fire Brigade Out
Lamlash Fire Brigade were called out last Thursday evening to deal with a fire in Douglas Row, Brodick…………
(The Buteman and Rothesay Express, 22nd April, 1955. Page 6)

New Fire Station "A Waste of Money"

"A waste of public money" declared Provost D.W. McDonald at Tuesday's meeting of Bute County Council of the as yet unfinished new fire station at Brodick.
He asked how much the station cost, to be told by County Convener, Mr Donald McKinnon, that the estimate of 3,700, but that the work was just nearing completion and he thought there would be 200 or 300 more for amendments.
Said Provost McDonald: "You and I inspected it and I thought then and still do-that it is a waste of public money"
(The Buteman and Rothesay Express, 11th November, 1955. Page 1)

Brodick Fire Brigade held their first social last Thursday when they organised a whist drive in the Public Hall in aid of the Fire Brigade benevolent fund. Officer in charge of the Brigade, Mr William Risk welcomed the company and then handed over to ..................
(Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, March 18, 1960. Page 4)


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