2 Pump Retained
|1889||Timber Shed Castle Street|
|? to 1966||Hamilton Street Photo|
|25/5/1966||Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7RN. Photo|
|1889 to 1890||Firemaster Hugh Ritchie|
|1890 to 1895||Firemaster A. Harper|
|1895 to 1928||Firemaster D. Jeffrey|
|1928 to 1944||Firemaster D. Jeffrey Jnr.|
|1944 to 1946||Leading Fireman Dalgleish|
|1946 to 1950||Company Officer Dalgleish|
|1950 to 1953||Company Officer W. Jeffrey|
|1953 to 1978||Station Officer David Jeffrey|
|1978 to 1981||Station Officer Neil Fletcher|
|1981 to 1986||Station Officer Murdo McPhee|
|1986 to 1989||Station Officer William Miller|
|1989 to 1999||Station Officer Ian Saidler|
|3/11/1999 to 2016||Station Officer Alan T. Graham (there 2014 now Watch Manager)|
|2016 to||Watch Manager Scott MacAulay (there 8/5/2023)|
|Two wheeled horse drawn cart|
|Ford Model T with Stanley engine|
|1936||SB5400||Ford Model T|
|1948||SB5400||Austin Standard towing vehicle|
|1982||Scoosher Mk2||Pump Escape|
|2010 August 18||N825JSU||SF03OMW|
|2012 March 14||SF03OMW||Y548TNS|
|HWG835E||Bedford TK/HCB Angus||WrE|
|XUS196S||Dodge K1113/Fulton & Wylie||WrL|
|GGB122T||Dodge K1613/HCB Angus||WrL|
|DGD213X||Bedford KD/Fulton & Wylie Fire Witch||WrL|
|USD450Y||Bedford KD/Fulton & Wylie Fire Witch||WrL|
|F125LGG||Volvo FL6-17/Fulton & Wylie||WrL|
|F902JSU||Volvo FL6-17/Fulton & Wylie||WrL|
|K665OSU||Volvo Fl6-18/Emergency One||WrL|
|L712UGA||Scania P93M-210/Emergency One||WrL|
|N825JSU||Scania 93M-220/Emergency One||RPL|
|Y548TNS||Scania 94D-260/Emergency One||RPL|
Dunoon Fire Brigade formed on 16th February, 1889.
|1889 to 1941||Dunoon Fire Brigade|
|1941 to 1948||National Fire Service|
|1948 to 1975||Western Area Fire Brigade|
|1975 to 7/6/2005||Strathclyde Fire Brigade|
|8/6/2005 to31/3/2013||Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Name change only.)|
|1/4/2013 to||Scottish Fire and Rescue Service|
The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
|1 Pump Escape||1 Company Officer|
|1 Large Trailer Pump||1 Section Leader|
|1 Standard towing vehicle||2 Leading Firemen|
|1 Light Trailer Pump *||17 Firemen|
*This appliance is for alternative manning only.
|2 Water Tender Ladders||1 Station Officer|
|1 Sub Officer|
|2 Leading Firefighters|
See also Dunoon Fire Service Centenary book 1889-1989 by David Dalziel.
1949 Order placed for two 1 hour Compressed BA sets for this station.
When the new call signs were being implemented in the WEST SDA over a 7 week period beginning 31/8/2020 doing 1 LSO Area per week, Dunoon was changed from L20 to E24.
WESTERN FIRE AREA JOINT COMMITTEE
DUNOON FIRE STATION
J. G. MATHIESON, Esq., C.B.E., M.C.,
CONVENER OF THE COUNTY OF ARGYLL.
WEDNESDAY, 25th MAY, 1966
at 3 p.m.
James W. Macfarlane, D.L. Ph.D.
1. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
2. PROVOST T. W. GORDON TRAPP OF DUNOON WILL EXTEND WELCOME.
3. PRESENTATION OF LONG SERVICE MEDALS - CHAIRMAN OF JOINT COMMITTEE.
4. OFFICIAL OPENING OF FIRE STATION AND UNVEILING OF PLAQUE.
J.G. MATHIESON. ESQ., C.B.E., M.C., J.P.
CONVENER OF COUNTY OF ARGYLL.
5. PRESENTATION — STATION OFFICER D. JEFFREY.
6. VOTE OF THANKS — EX-PROVOST E. F. WYATT,
7. DEMONSTRATION IN YARD.
8. TOUR OF STATION.
DUNOON FIRE STATION
Built by the Western Fire Area Joint
Committee to replace the existing Station in Hamilton Street. Site clearance
commenced in June, 1965, and building work proceeded satisfactorily throughout.
The building was designed by Mr. W.R. Tocher, County Architect, Argyll County Council, and erected on a several works contract basis, at a cost of £28,000.
It is a two bay construction with the usual office premises, recreation room and workshops and is so designed that a third bay could be added without much structural alteration. Heating is by electric storage heaters. A 46 foot traditional type of hose drying and drill tower is also provided.
The appliances housed are, one Dennis Rolls Royce Pump Escape fitted with a 900 gallons per minute pump and a 50 foot wheeled escape ladder and a 350 gallons per minute featherweight pump; and one Dennis Rolls Royce Water Tender fitted with a 500 gallons per minute pump, a 400 gallons water tank and a featherweight pump.
The Station is manned by a retained staff of 1 Station Officer, 1 Sub Officer, 2 Leading Firemen and 17 Firemen.
Argyll County Council.
John Baxter, Dunn & Gray,
235 Bath Street,
Firemaster: Joseph Hartil.
DUNOON FIREMEN READY FOR ANYTHING
<PHOTO> Dunoon firemen with the
In view of the statement made at last week’s Community Council, that since Regionalisation the state of equipment had deteriorated at Dunoon fire station, we paid a visit last Wednesday, their training evening.
"Light pumps are really too small for this area,” said Mr Neil Fletcher, station officer. He added: “The Pump Escape is probably not roomy enough for the amount of equipment carried, particularly when we are out of town.”
Mr Fletcher has been in voluntary service since 1943, and has seen many changes. The Dunoon station has 20 volunteers who are on call 24 hours. “On some occasions the public are too ready to blame the Fire Brigade when something goes wrong,” he said.
They are equipped with two fire fighting appliances called the Pump Escape and the Skoosher. The latter, recently delivered and serviced by civilians at Johnstone, is aptly named.
During the demonstration this appliance, with its hydraulic boom and monitor failed, and drenched not only Mr Fletcher but the visiting reporter. The Skoosher later went back to Johnstone for further inspect ion.
Mr David Dalziel is the full time District Officer.
(Dunoon Observer & Argyllshire Standard, Saturday, 5th July, 1980. Page 2)
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