1 Pump Retained
? to 1959
North Back Road, BIGGAR
19/12/1959 Station Road, Biggar, ML12 6JN Photo
|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||Watch Manager John Carrick (there 2018)|
|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|
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
|1 Towing Vehicle||1 Leading Fireman|
|1 Large Trailer Pump||9 Firemen|
1 Water Tender Ladder
1 Sub Officer
1 Leading Firefighter
£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 They moved out of their cramped, out of date headquarters into a modern fire station that cost almost £10,000.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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