1 Pump Retained


1948? to 22/5/1968 School Road
22/5/1968 to present Garvel Road, Tarbert, PA29 6TR                                        Photo



? to 1/7/1948 L/Fm A Black
1/7/1948 to ? L/Fm J MacFarlane
1968 Sub Officer J MacFarlane
  Sub Officer Mellish
P? to 2008 Sub Officer Harris
2008 to Watch Commander Donald Blair
2014 Oct Watch Commander Aggie Dennis



  GLT909 Austin K2/Home Office ATV
1974 SHS123 Austin FFG/HCB HrT
1976 LSB149 Austin FGK40/HCB Angus P
1980 CGE593S Bedford KD/HCB Angus (Midi) WrL
1990 G793NGD Volvo Fl6-17/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1999 J175GUS Scania 93M-210/Emergency One WrL
2003 M904DDS Scania 93M-220/Emergency One WrL
2007 N829JSU Scania P93M-220/Emergency One RPL
2010 Sept SF53PNL Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL





? to 1941 Tarbert Fire Brigade
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)



The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Light Trailer Pump 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Standard Towing Vehicle 5 Firemen



Speaking at the opening of Tarbert’s new Fire Station last week, Provost Daniel McKinven, a member of the Western Fire Area Joint Committee, said that there was now a continuous link straight through Kintyre and Mid Argyll.
The very large forestry area, he added, was now fully protected by an efficient and modern service.
The station, which cost £27,000, was opened by a Tarbert representative on Argyll County Council, Councillor Peter McIntyre. It was designed by Mr W. R. Tocher, Argyll County Architect.
Incorporated in the one storey building are office premises, workshops and a recreation room. Electric storage heaters provide the heating and there’s a 46 feet high hose drying and drill tower.
The station’s one appliance is an Austin self propelled pump with a 500 gallons per minute main pump. It also carries a 250 g.p.m. featherweight pump, a 100 gallon water tank and hose reel gear.
The station is manned by a retained staff of one Sub Officer, one Leading Fireman and eight firemen.
A new Fire Station at Lochgilphead was opened on the same day. This is the first time the Joint Committee have opened two stations in one day. Lochgilphead’s station was the 15th to be opened since the committee was set up 20 years ago.
Campbeltown’s Station Officer, Mr Neil Morrison, accompanied Provost McKinven at the ceremonies.




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