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 McAulay




  Two wheeled horse drawn cart  
  Ford Model T with Stanley engine  
  First Second
1936 SB5400 Ford Model T
1948 SB5400 Austin Standard towing vehicle
1974 WHS289 NHS37
1980 HWG835E WHS289
1982 Scoosher Mk2 Pump Escape
1983 DGD213X XUS196S
1989 USD450Y GGB122T
1990 F125LGG USD450Y
1998? F125LGG F902JSU
2002 N825JSU K665OSU
2006 N825JSU L712UGA
2010 August 18 N825JSU SF03OMW
2012 March 14 SF03OMW Y548TNS
2016 August SF59CYG SF03OMW


SB5400 Leyland PE
NHS37 Dennis F26/Dennis PE
WHS289 Dennis F28/Dennis WrT
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
SF03OMW Scania 94D-260/Saxon RPL
SF59CYG Scania P270/Polybilt/JDC 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


NFS Stations
B4Y Kirn


The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  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.


Establishment 2000

  Equipment Retained
  2 Water Tender Ladders 1 Station Officer
    1 Sub Officer
    2 Leading Firefighters
    16 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.



<PHOTO> Dunoon firemen with the Skoosher.
In view of the statement nude 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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