1 Aerial Rescue Pump, 1 Rescue Rescue Pump Ladder, 1 Supplementary Equipment Vehicle plus Boat, 1 Prime Mover Wholetime.
|2/9/2011||Westburn Drive, CAMBUSLANG, G72 7NA Photos|
Officer in Charge
29/3/2011 to Station Commander Jeff Spencer
|First||Second||Supplementary Equipment Vehicle||Prime Mover|
|WX54VWJ||MAN TG-A 26-363 FDLRC 6x4/Marshall SV||PM for HVP|
|EU09AAF||Ford Ranger 4x4||SEV|
|SF06GCU||Scania P310 CP14 6x2 RS/JDC/Vema 28M||ARP|
|SF10EEN||Scania P360 CB 6x4 MS2/Emergency One/Logan Ingles||PM|
|SF10GWA||Scania P280/JDC/Poly Bilt||RPL|
|SJ13DTY||Mercedes Sprinter 4x4/Wilker||SEV|
This station became Operational on Tuesday 29th March 2011, replacing the stations at Cambuslang (P01) and Parkhead (V06).
The crews at both stations will come on duty as usual at 8-00am and about 10-00am the appliances will go 'off the run' to allow for the call signs to be changed and the motors will move to Clydesmill. The station will them go live when the callsigns have been changed. The callsigns will be P05D1 and P05A2.
The first turnout for the new station was at 18-26 on the 29th March 2011 to a Smoke Alarm in Methven Street, Parkhead. The ARP and RPL from Clydesmill and a RPL from Calton attended. It was a false alarm apparatus.
The opening of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue's state-of-the-art Clydesmill
Community Fire Station earlier this year, was followed by an official opening
ceremony on Friday, 2nd September and a public open day on Sunday, 4th
The official opening ceremony on Friday was conducted by Chief Officer Brian Sweeney and Convener of the Board, Brian Wallace, and commenced at 11am.
The public open day on Sunday, 4th September was run from 12pm until 4pm and gave the public the chance to explore this one of a kind fire station.
Clydesmill is the base for 60 firefighters who operate:
• A Rescue Pump
• An Aerial Rescue Pump
• A High Volume Pump, which is used to alleviate flooding and boost water supplies at fires
• Water rescue facilities.
The impressive building is set on the south bank of the Clyde just south of Carmyle and north of Cambuslang and boasts an array of eco-friendly features. These include:
• A design that makes the most of natural light and ventilation to reduce energy costs.
• High quality insulation exceeds building regulations
• Reclaimed water to flush toilets
• SFR personnel have the use of a Peugeot iON, a 100 per cent electric car.
(Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Press Release, September 2011. The tense of some of the words have been changed.)
OFFICIAL OPENING OF
CLYDESMILL COMMUNITY FIRE STATION
FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2011
ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS
Station Commander Jeff Spencer
THE BUILD PROJECT
Area Commander Ally Boyle
CHIEF OFFICER’S OPENING REMARKS AND
THE ENOCH HUMPHRIES ROOM
Chief Officer Brian Sweeney Q.F.S.M. D. Univ. M.A.
DEDICATION OF STATION
Father Jim Thomson
Rev. Gordon Armstrong
UNVEILING OF PLAQUE
Convener Brian Wallace
TOUR OF STATION
CHIEF OFFICER’S FOREWORD
As Chief Officer of Strathclyde Fire
& Rescue it gives me great pleasure and pride to mark this official opening of
Clydesmill Community Fire Station.
With its impressive black facade and silver doors, Clydesmill doesn’t look like any other fire station – and it certainly doesn’t perform like one either. Built to the highest possible standards, the Station has earned a B+ Energy Performance Certificate rating and marks an important step in the road to achieving our environmental objectives.
The Station not only provides first rate facilities for our firefighters but also offers a great range of options for community use.
The station has been fully operational since 29th March this year and to date, the 60 firefighters based here have attended over 800 incidents, saving many lives in the course of their emergency work and guiding countless others through the provision of safety advice.
I have every confidence that this significant investment from the Board of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, supported by the Scottish Government, in building Clydesmill will pay dividends for our local communities for many years to come.
Brian P Sweeney QFSM, D. Univ, MA
Strathclyde Fire & Rescue
CLYDESMILL COMMUNITY FIRE STATION
After years of planning and many
months of hard work, the new community fire station at Clydesmill became fully
operation on March 29th of this year.
The state of the art facility is the working base for 60 firefighters and provides a standard of accommodation never before seen in the UK fire service. It also houses a number of other key personnel and provides fantastic community facilities for local people.
The building is designed with the environment in mind: above standard insulation, automatic lighting controls and reclaimed water to flush the toilets all combine to keep energy costs to a minimum.
A range of other innovations, such as a combined heat and power system and high tech energy management controls, will ensure the building continues to play its part in achieving our environmental objectives for many years to come.
Station personnel now have use of a Peugeot iON, a 100 per cent electric car. The vehicle has been made available thanks to the Scottish Government who announced a £3.6m Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Support Scheme (LCVPSS) as part of its climate change delivery plan. The vehicle incurs no road tax and with a charging point on site, it is already fully operational at the station.
Clydesmill Community Fire Station makes an impressive landmark on the south bank of the River Clyde and will act as a ‘gatehouse’ for our new training centre, which is currently under construction on the neighbouring 30 acre site.
THE ENOCH HUMPHRIES ROOM
We are honoured to name the
community room here at Clydesmill Community Fire Station, the Enoch Humphries
Enoch had strong links with the fire service right up until his untimely passing in July 2009 so Chief Officer Brian Sweeney felt it was only fitting that Enoch be remembered in this way by so many who knew him.
Enoch, who was born in Rutherglen, attended St David’s Primary in the Townhead area of Glasgow and then Townhead Secondary. He served with the RAF during the Second World War and then became a fireman with the Glasgow Fire Service in 1946, before moving to Lanarkshire Fire Brigade.
During his brief spell in the city brigade he attended the Grafton’s fashion store fire which claimed the lives of 13 young female employees in 1949.
In 1948 Enoch became deeply involved in the trades union movement and in politics when he attended his first FBU conference, in Rothesay.
As a fireman in Glasgow’s Central Fire Station in Ingram Street he railed against the “brasso and carborundum” culture whereby he and his colleagues spent more time making fire stations look nice rather than carrying out fire prevention and training.
Enoch always had strong views about the role of firefighters in society, insisting that their work was evaluated in the same way as other public servants.
He was the FBU President when the Cunningham Report was published in the early 1970s, giving a maximum working week of 56 hours and establishing an examination for qualified firefighters.
The need to improve training standards was a constant theme of Enoch’s life and he played a leading role in the FBU’s “Service for the Sixties” campaign for a “modem fire protection, firefighting force.” Enoch was appointed FBU president in 1964 and held that post until 1977. In 1968 he became president of the Scottish Trades Union Congress and only retired from the General Council in 1977, when obliged to because of age.
He was awarded the OBE in the 1977 New Years Honours List.
He lived with his wife Margaret a short distance from Cambuslang Fire Station, which he would frequently visit after his retirement. Enoch kept himself up to date with everything that was happening locally in the fire service. He was extremely popular in and around the station and was regarded by all Cambuslang firefighters as an honorary member of the station.
Enoch continued as a campaigner, as Vice President of the Scottish Pensioners’ Forum.
Maintaining his links with the fire service, Enoch regularly attended, as a member of the public, the meetings of the Board of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue.
Enoch also had an active role as a member of the committee set up to plan the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Cheapside Street disaster in which 19 fire service personnel were killed in a whisky bond explosion.
Following the announcement of Enoch’s death, Chief Officer Brian Sweeney requested that all Strathclyde community fire stations fly the Union Flag at half mast to mark 60 years of outstanding contribution to the UK Fire & Rescue Service.
The programme includes photos of the site from barren land to the finished station, Brian Sweeney, Enoch Humphries, front of station and station sign.
1 Aerial Rescue Pump
5 Watch Commanders
1 Rescue Pump Ladder
? Crew Commanders
1 Supplementary Equipment Vehicle
1 Prime Mover (with HVP)
The crew are split over 5 Groups working 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off. They work this for 7 tours (56 days) and then the whole Group has 14 days off and with the 4 days off at the end of the 7th tour they are off for a total of 18 days then back to 2,2 &4. Each cycle lasts 70 days. If you want time off outwith these days you have to do a head to head swap.
Pods at station are High Volume Pump and HVP Hose module. (2011)
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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