P16 BIGGAR

1 Pump Retained

Stations

 

? to 1959                        North Back Road, BIGGAR
19/12/1959                     Station Road, Biggar, ML12 6JN                        Photo

 

Firemasters

 

1959 Sub Officer Tom Brownlie
1979 Sub Officer George McMorran
1982 Sub Officer Alan Marshall
9/10/1998 to 2015 Sub Officer Peter Hill
2015 Nov Temp Watch Manager John Carrick

Appliances

 

1959 RVA666 Bedford D4SZ/HCB WrT
1976 KVD594L Dennis D/Dennis WrT
1983 KVD597L Dennis D/Dennis WrT
1989 C316HGB Bedford KG/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior 2 WrL
1995 M335DSU Volvo FL6-18/Emergency One WrL
2005 V755NGD Scania 94D-220/Emergency One RPL
2016 Jan SF06MYJ Scania P270/JDC RPL

Notes

 

Preserved Merryweather Steam Pump at this Station.

 

???? Biggar Fire Brigade
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Lanarkshire 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

 

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 Leading Firefighter

 

 

8 Firefighters

 

 

£10,000 Fire Station Opened at Biggar 

<PHOTO> Mr Nisbet explains the working of the fire engine’s pump to Mt Aiton (extreme left), Mr Daly and Mr Reid. Also in the picture is Sub Officer Tom Brownlie.
Last Saturday was a big day for Biggar’s 11 part time firemen. They moved out of their cramped, out of date headquarters into a modern fire station that cost almost £10,000.
In spite of a biting wind, about 50 local people watched Bailie Samuel Reid declare the station open after he had inspected the town’s fire fighting force under Sub Officer Tom Brownlie.
Bailie Reid, who was introduced by Mr James Aiton, chairman of Lanarkshire Fire Brigade Joint Committee, said that the new station was something that had long been needed in the community.
“In their old place,” he stated, “our local men performed their duties with remarkable patience. Now we have a station well worthy of our firemen, and we have firemen well worthy of such a station.”
He expressed the hope that the firemen would be happy in their new building and would continue to serve the public in the protection of life and property.
Among those present at the ceremony were Mr Edward Daly, County Convener; Mr Alexander Nisbet, Firemaster; and Mr E U Elliot Binns, Scottish Home Department.
Members of the public were allowed to see through the station after the opening. It consists of an engine bay, an office, a muster room, a small kitchen, and toilet facilities.
At a function in the Elphinstone Hotel, Mr Aiton said the new building was in keeping with the service rendered by local firemen.
Mr Elliot Binns paid tribute to the work of the Joint Committee. “I think you will agree,” he stated, “that they have done a terrific amount of work in Lanarkshire.”
(The Hamilton Advertiser, Saturday December 26, 1959. Page 9.)

 

Was Station E17 Strathclyde Fire Brigade

 

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