1 Pump, 1 Retained
|1937 to 1968||Kingston Road, Kilsyth|
|20/11/1968||Burnside Industrial Estate, Kilsyth, G65 Photo|
Officers in Charge
|1930 to 1955||Jock Fisher|
|1955 to 1978||Sub Officer Jim Ralston|
|1978 to 1984||Sub Officer Jim Ritchie|
|1984 to 16/9/2001||Sub Officer Evan Jones|
|25/1/2002 to 13/1/2006||Sub Officer David Boyd|
|13/1/2006 to||Watch Commander David Boyd QFSM (Rank to Role, originally Watch Manager till 2007)|
|1983||UYS241R||Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|1990||LGD632Y||Bedford KG/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior||WrL|
|1996||H102YUS||Scania G93M-210/Emergency One||WrL|
|2003||N829JSU||Scania P93M-220/Emergency One||RPL|
|Sept 2007||SF53POJ||Scania 94D-260/Saxon||RPL|
|27/5/2010||SF58MVC||Vauxhall Vivaro (On 6 month trial)||EISU|
|1930 to 1941||Kilsyth Fire Brigade (Kilsyth Town Council)|
|1941 to 1948||National Fire Service|
|1948 to 1975||Central Fire Brigade|
|1975 to 2005||Strathclyde Fire Brigade|
|2005||Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)|
Kilsyth's Fire Station built in a year
Kilsyth's new Fire Station situated on Burnside Industrial Estate, has been completed
in one year at a cost of £27,900.
To this figure is to be added the cost of furnishings and £5,000 for a new fire-fighting tender.
Accommodation consists of Double Bay Appliance Room, Watch Room, Muster Bay, Recreation Room with Kitchen off, Ablutions and Storage. A 35 foot high Drill Tower is attached to the rear of the building, and the Station has a covered wash area and Drill Yard.
General Construction is of load-bearing brick walls carrying laminated timber roof beams and timber sarking finished on top with builtup roofing felt. As this site was infilled, being part of an old coal bing, it was necessary to provide a special reinforced concrete raft foundation.
Externally the finish is "Auchinlea" facing bricks with Cedar infill panels. Floor finishes are quarry tiles in the Appliance Room, Muster Bay, and Ablutions; elsewhere, wood strip, wood block or P.V.C. tiles.
The Hose Target and Water Storage Tank for pump testing are located to the rear of the Drill Yard.
Heating is by means of fan assisted electric storage heaters; electric radiant strip heaters are installed in the Appliance Room.
The rest of the article lists Architects, Contractors, Sub-contractors and Suppliers.
<PHOTO> Members of the Kilsyth Brigade give a demonstration of fire fighting.
(Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle November 28, 1968. Page 14)
The Environmental and Incident Support Unit is on a 6 month trial in May 2010. The trial has been extended for another 6 months. (November 2010)
Details at Environmental and Incident Support Unit
25/4/2012 The Corporate management Team have approved an increase in the Establishment from ten to fourteen in order to service the EISU.
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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