1 Pump Retained.


6/10/1951 to 1989 Springhill Road, DOUGLAS.                                 Photo
20/6/1989 Welldale Street, DOUGLAS, ML11 0QY             Photo



? to ? probably 1950s Section Leader J. Taylor
1975 to 1990 Sub Officer W. Anderson
1991 to 1996 Sub Officer Rab Mitchell
1996 to 1998 Sub Officer Dougie Mitchell
1998 to Sub Officer Alan Aitken


  GXH580 Austin K2/Home Office HrT
1971 AVD278J Dennis F45/LFB WrT
1976 VDS105R Dennis D/Dennis WrT
1990 EGD278X Bedford KG/CFE WrL
1994 E146XDS Scania 82M/Fulton and Wylie WrL


  First ATV OSU
1998 J166GUS F118HHS  
1999 N828JSU F118HHS  
2002 N828JSU   SB51XLD
2003 F902JSU   SB51XLD
2004 G539PGE   SB51XLD
2005 G539PGE   SF03ARU
2005 G539PGE   N257JGD
2006 S263TSU   N257JGD
Nov 2007 S263TSU    
12/4/2011 SF06GBO    
15/11/2016 SF58ANX    


J166GUS Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
F118HHS Landrover Defender 110 L4V
  Scot Trak Garron ATV
F902JSU Volvo FL6-17/Fulton and Wylie WrL
G539PGE Scania G93M-210/Fulton and Wylie WrL
N257JGD Land Rover Defender 130TDi OSU
N828JSU Scania G93M-220/Emergency One WrL  (away for retro fitting)
S263TSU Scania 94D-220/Emergency One RPL   (retro fit)
SB51XLD Ford Ranger 4x4 OSU
  Forestry Trailer  
SF03AUP Ford Ranger 4x4 OSU
SF06GBO Scania P270/JDC RPL
SF58ANX Scania P270/JDC RPL


2002 Strathclyde Fire Brigade put all ATVs off the run and they have been sent to auction. Douglas has received a Ford Ranger 4x4 and a Forestry Trailer. The Ford Ranger is not a replacement for an ATV.

November 2007 the Land Rover and Forestry trailer have been moved to Lanark but is still crewed by a Douglas crew. In 2010 the Forestry equipment was put into a cage and can be carried on the MIU based at Cumbernauld.



1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Lanarkshire Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)



The Lanarkshire Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Towing Vehicle 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Large Trailer Pump 9 Firemen

Establishment 2000

  Equipment Retained
  1 Water Tender Ladder 1 Sub Officer
  1 Land Rover 2 Leading Firefighters
  1 All Terrain Vehicle 11 Firefighters


New Station dedicated on Tuesday, 20/6/1989.

There was a station in 1946.


all terrain vehicle
Councillor May Smith, Strathclyde Regional Council
Tuesday 21st November, 1995

There has been a fire station at Douglas for over 40 years, the first station opening on 6th October 1951. Douglas is a Retained Unit being manned by personnel drawn from the local community.
The current modern 2 bay station was opened in June 1988 and has an office, lecture room/recreation room, breathing apparatus maintenance room, together with a large drill yard and training tower, all prerequisites necessary to train to the high standard required for today’s firefighters.
The station is equipped with a Scania Water Tender ladder.

all terrain VEHICLE
Within Strathclyde there are extensive areas of forestry and moorland which can present firefighters with major problems with regard to access for appliances, personnel and equipment. In order to overcome some of the problems mentioned above, Strathclyde Fire Brigade has purchased an All Terrain Vehicle which is capable of traversing areas of moorland and forest inaccessible to normal wheeled vehicles.
There are now two of these vehicles in the Brigade, one at Arrochar and this one at Douglas. The vehicle is a diesel powered Glencoe manufactured by Scot Track of Nairn. The all Terrain Vehicle operates on four-wheeled tracks for maximum manoeuvrability over rough terrain. a firefighting capability is provided by a pump to the rear of the chassis which supplies two hosereels.










4 cylinder, 1355cc water cooled

Fuel Tank

14.32 litres (7 hours capacity)

Maxium Speed

10 m.p.h.

Towing Limit


Gradients                      The vehicle can negotiate a 40degree gradient both climbing and decending.
                                             The above 40degreegradient can also be achieved in line with the axle.

MANUFACTURER Scot-Track, Unit 10, Balmakeith Industrial Estate, Nairn



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