1 Pump 1 Rapid Response Unit Retained.


1952 Back Templehill                                                              Photo
30/10/1981 106 Portland Street, TROON, KA10 6QN                   Photo

Officers in Charge

  Sub Officer Davie Campbell
1959 to 31/3/1988 Station Officer Morton Cunningham B.E.M.
1988 to 1991 Station Officer John Bargh
1991 to 2005 Station Officer Andrew Cunningham  *
2005 to Sept 2012 Watch Commander (B) Andrew Cunningham (Rank to Role Stn O became a WC (B) )
October 2011 Temp Watch Commander John Moffat
5/9/2012 to 2017 Watch Commander (B) John Moffat (still there March 2016)
2017 to 21/1/2021 Watch Commander Jim Love
22/1/2021 Watch Commander Alec Lynsey (there 27/8/2022)

* Son of Morton Cunningham


1933 Barrow with ladder etc.


  First Second
 ? GLE944  
1961 RSD224 1 Pump Station
? RSD224 ESD758
1976 TSD403N RSD224
1980 TSD403N DCS652C
1983 USD449Y UYS242R
1990 A820XSJ USD449Y
1993 K661OSU USD449Y
1996 K373MYS J164GUS
2007 S265TSU K373MYS
2010 Oct 12 S265TSU N832JSU
2012 March SG02UKH S265TSU
2016 July SF59CYO SG02UKH
18/12/2018 SF59CYO ST68PVU

March 2012 S265TSU runs as a WrL.

GLE944 Austin K4/Leyland-Gwynne/HO Wakefield MP
ESD758 Commer QX/Miles WrT
RSD224 Dennis F25/Dennis WrT
DCS652C Bedford TK/Dennis M WrT
TSD403N Bedford TKEL/Jag 4.2/HCB Angus WrT
UYS242R Dodge K1113/Fulton & Wylie WrL
USD449Y Bedford KD/Fulton & Wylie Fire Witch WrL
A802XSJ Bedford KG/Fulton & Wylie Fire Warrior WrL
K661OSU Volvo FL6-18/Emergency One WrL
J164GUS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
K373MYS Scania G93M-210/Emergency One WrL
N832JSU Scania 93M-220/Emergency One RPL (retro fit)
S265TSU Scania 94D-220/Emergency One RPL upgraded with equipment Oct 2010, was WrL till then.
SG02UKH Scania 94D-260/Emergency One RPL
SF59CYO Scania P270/Polybilt/JDC RPL
ST68PVU Iveco Daily 70C 18D/Emergency One RRU

 The Rapid Response Unit carries a crew of four and is equipped with 2 BA Sets and Cobra Cold Cutting Equipment.


Used to be Station D30 until D29 Irvine was closed.

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, Troon was changed from R22 to G35.



The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948






1 Large Trailer Pump

1 Leading Fireman


1 Light Trailer Pump

9 Firemen


1 Towing Vehicle



The South Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1957






2 Pump Appliances

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Fireman



8 Firemen


Establishment 2000






2 Water Tender Ladders

1 Station Officer



1 Sub Officer



2 Leading Firefighters

    16 Firefighters




Troon was Station D30 at the start of Strathclyde Fire Brigade and was changed to D29 in ??????. D29 was Irvine at the start of Strathclyde Fire Brigade in 1975 until ?????? when it was closed being replaced with the wholetime and retained station at Dreghorn (D05).
In 1957 Troon was a 1 pump station and by 1967 it was a 2 pump station.
Before the war? a trailer was kept in a local garage and when the siren at the Police Station went off this was taken by any available vehicle to the Police Station, where the firemen reported to and then they went to the fire with the trailer. During the war their were 3 AFS units, the 3 trailer pumps were kept in the Fire Station, when required these were towed by a coal lorry, a builder's lorry and a Council lorry
(Morton Cunningham 1998)

???? to 1941 Troon Fire Brigade
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



<PHOTO> Some of the distinguished guests at Friday’s ceremony. Three policemen, four councillors and Firemaster Knowlton, Sub Officer Cunningham, Deputy Firemaster Harper.
<PHOTO> These three youngsters took advantage of Troon Fire Station’s Open Day on Saturday, by playing at being firemen with “real” equipment. They were even allowed to climb inside one of the engines. From left, the children are – five year old Fiona Brind; eight year old George Duncan and eight year old Stephen Seaward.
Top Officials from Strathclyde’s Police and Fire authorities arrived in Troon last Friday for the grand opening of the new joint Police and Fire Station.
The new building which cost in the region of £320,000 represents a fresh approach to the “protective services.” It is the first complex of its kind in Strathclyde.
Built in Portland Street, the two station are essentially separate units linked by an open roadway with the fire brigade training area taking up the lion’s share of the space between them.
Guest of honour at the opening was Councillor Charles Gray, depute leader of Strathclyde Regional Council, who unveiled a commemorative plaque in the fire station section of the complex.
Also present were Central Ayrshire MP David Lambie, Strathclyde’s Chief Constable Patrick Hamill and Area Firemaster Richard Knowlton.


After introduction by the chairman of Strathclyde Regional Council’s Police and Fire Committee, Councillor James Jennings, Councillor Gray told the audience that he was always pleased to mention the work of the Police and the Fire Brigade.
“So many people take these kinds of services for granted. It is right that they should be gently chided on that. These services are absolutely essential to the lifeblood and wellbeing of the community.” He added that it gave him great pleasure to bring together these two services in such a “worthy” place as Troon.”
Mr Hamill then said “It is the coming together of two services that have been very close in terms of operational commitment.” He also paid tribute to the support of the regional council in having such accommodation built, and the architects for the design of the units. “I think they blend in very well with the serenity of Troon,” said the Chief Constable.
Councillor Gray received a clock from the new tenants, then before embarking on a tour of the building the Rev J Noel Woods gave a blessing.
On Saturday the complex was open to the public and the people responded well with large crowds turning up to see the new facilities.

How times have changed

As far as the Fire Brigade history file is concerned, Troon's safety lay in the hands of ten men, a two wheeled wooden barrow, a hose, standpipe and small ladder prior to 1934. A siren located at the gas works gave the warning to the crew.
On the outbreak of the second world war a building in Back Templehill was requisitioned as a fire station. Three pumps were towed by a local contractor's lorry when needed.
Troon Fire Brigade - a retained crew - became part of Strathclyde Fire Brigade in 1975.
The new station is manned by a Station Officer, two Sub Officers, two Leading Firemen and fifteen Firemen. They are summoned by radio "alerters". Troon and outlying districts are covered.
Accommodation for firemen includes an appliance room, a recreation/lecture room, a station office, muster bay area, breathing apparatus room, hose store, compressor/drying room, toilet/shower facilities along with kitchen and self catering facilities.
(The Troon and Prestwick Times 6th November 1981, Page 10).



Damage estimated at £10,000 was caused by a blaze at Marr College on Sunday evening.
And Police are treating the outbreak, which gutted two temporary classrooms, as a case of wilful fire raising.
The blaze was spotted in the portable classrooms outside the main building about 6-30 p.m. By that time they were well alight.
Two tenders from Troon Retained Fire Brigade attended the incident and battled the flames for nearly three hours.
(The Troon and Prestwick Times 13th November 1981, Page 1).




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