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)


  GXM723 Fordson/Tangye MP
1976 LWG259F Bedford TK/Carmichael WrT
1983 UYS241R Dodge K1113/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1990 LGD632Y Bedford KG/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior WrL
1994 F187FHS Scania G82M/Angloco 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
10/5/2012 SF06GBX Scania P270/JDC RPL
10/8/2017 SF10EET Scania P280/JDC/Polybilt RPL


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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