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On the 16th May 1975 due to Local government reorganisation the Angus Fire Brigade and the Perth and Kinross Fire Brigade were amalgamated to form the Tayside Fire Brigade. The Brigade provides fire cover to three Councils: Angus Council, Dundee City Council and Perth & Kinross Council. The Brigade is governed by the Tayside Fire Board, which consists of eighteen members from the above three Councils.
The Brigade is split into two Divisions.

Area covered 7,500 square Kilometres. Population nearly 400,000

There are :-
4 Wholetime Stations
2 Wholetime/Retained Stations
15 Retained Stations
3 Volunteer Stations

With a staff of:-
409 Wholetime
276 Retained
36 Volunteer  (less number that were at Airlie)

Manning :-
37 Water Tender Ladders
4 Road Rescue Units
2 Foam Salvage Tenders
2 Emergency Tenders
2 Prime Movers 1 BA Support and 1 Canteen Pods.
2 Aerial Ladder Platforms
1 Hydraulic Platforms
1 Control Unit
1 All Terrain Vehicle

The Command and Control Centre is a separate building at Macalpine Road and has a staff of twenty.

 

 

Headquarters

Blackness Road, DUNDEE, DD1 5PA.

Divisional Headquarters

A Division A2   Macalpine Road, Dundee DD3 8SA
B Division B1  401 High Street, Perth PH1 1PL

Firemasters

1975 to 1980 Firemaster A. Jones QFSM, O.B.E.  FIFireE
1981 to 1985 Firemaster D. Nicol M.B.E. FIFireE
1985 to 1989 Firemaster Alex. Winton QFSM, MIFireE
1990 to 2001 Firemaster Derek  S Marr QFSM, FIFireE
March 2001 Acting Firemaster Stephen Hunter BSc, MBA, MCGI, FIFireE
2002 to 2005 Firemaster Stephen Hunter QFSM BSc, MBA, MCGI, FIFireE
2005 to 2012 Chief Officer Stephen Hunter O.B.E. QFSM, BSc, MBA MCGI, FIFireE
2012 to ? Acting Chief Officer Alasdair Hay QFSM

Stations

 

1975       Today    
A1 Blackness Road DUNDEE WT   1 Blackness Road DUNDEE WT
A2 Strathmore Avenue DUNDEE WT New station 1991 2 Macalpine Road DUNDEE WT
A3 BROUGHTY FERRY       Closed WT/RT Opened 14/12/1982 3 BALMOSSIE WT/RT
A4 ARBROATH WT   4 ARBROATH WT/RT
A5 MONTROSE RT   5 MONTROSE RT
A6 BRECHIN RT   6 BRECHIN RT
A7 FORFAR RT   7 FORFAR RT
A8 KIRRIEMUIR RT   8 KIRRIEMUIR RT
A9 CARNOUSTIE RT   9 CARNOUSTIE RT
A10 MONIFIETH                   Closed RT Replaced by A3      
A11 Kingsway East DUNDEE WT   11 KINGSWAY EAST  DUNDEE WT
A12 Airlie Estates Vol. Closed 31/3/2005      
B Div            
B1 High Street PERTH WT   21 PERTH WT
B2 AUCHTERARDER RT   22 AUCHTERARDER RT
B3 CRIEFF RT   23 CRIEFF RT
B4 COMRIE RT   24 COMRIE RT
B5 DUNKELD RT   25 DUNKELD RT
B6 ABERFELDY RT   26 ABERFELDY RT
B7 PITLOCHRY RT   27 PITLOCHRY RT
B8 KINROSS RT   28 KINROSS RT
B9 COUPAR ANGUS RT   29 COUPAR ANGUS RT
B10 BLAIRGOWRIE RT   30 BLAIRGOWRIE RT
B11 ALYTH RT   31 ALYTH RT
B12 KINLOCH RANNOCH Vol.   32 KINLOCH RANNOCH Vol. Mobile
B13 KIRKMICHAEL Vol.   33 KIRKMICHAEL Vol. Mobile
B14 GLENSHEE Vol.   34 GLENSHEE Vol. Mobile
        M2ZSF Control Room  

 

Stations Opened

Station Operational Official
Monifieth   14/12/1982
Comrie   12/7/1984
Macalpine Road   12/3/1991
Forfar   28/8/1997
Glenshee   1999

 

 

Notes

 

In 2002 it cost 153,103 to buy a Water Tender Ladder and 388.17 for Protective Personnel Equipment for a Firefighter.

  Fire Appliance 114,000   Helmet 87.60
  13.5 Metre Ladder 3,000   Flash Hood 15.55
  Roof Ladder 1,000   Torch 12.60
  9 Metre Ladder 1,000   Fire Tunic 146.95
  Short Extension Ladder 500   Fire Gloves 12.94
  Rugged On-board Computer 5,500   Fire Leggings 86.45
  Hydraulic Rescue Equipment 6,723   Boots 26.08
  Thermal Image Camera 6,000      
  Hose 1,600      
  Ancillary Equipment 6,000      
  Light Portable Pump 3,000      
  4 Breathing Apparatus Sets 3,280      
  Total 153,103   Total 388.17

 

News

16/8/2012    Tayside Fire and Rescue's Acting Chief Officer Alasdair Hay was today announced as the first Chief Officer for the new single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

12/6/2010    In the Queen's Birthday Honours List Chief Officer Stephen Hunter was awarded the Order of the British Empire.

13/4/2010    The new Fire Station at Pitrevie, replacing Dunfermline and Rosyth stations, is due to be officially opened today.

29/3/2010    For the second time within a year Tayside Fire and Rescue Fire Board have rejected plans to downgrade Balmossie Fire Station to Retained cover at night and use the Wholetime Firefighters to provide day cover at Forfar, this time by ten votes to eight

11/2/2010    Tayside's first Aerial Rescue Pump went on the run today at Blackness Road at 8am.

13/6/2009 In the Queen's Birthday Honours List, Watch Manager Frazer Andrew MacDonald was awarded the M.B.E for services to the Prince's Trust.

Airlie Mobile Volunteer Unit closed 31st March 2005.

Tayside Fire Brigade's  first Heavy Rescue Unit (HRU) went on the run on Wednesday 10th November 2004 at Stn 2 McAlpine Road, carried by Prime Mover SP54EDJ.

Tayside Fire Brigade's first  Rescue Pumps went on the run on Wednesday 25th August 2004 at Stn 2 McAlpine Rd and Stn 21 Perth . Biggest difference to a normal first appliance is that they carry a dedicated Weber Cutter and Spreader as opposed to a combi tool, they also have 2 Zumro NT Airbags, spinal board but don't carry an LPP.

The Brigade was restructured from 2 Divisions into one on 28th June 2004 and the stations renumbered.

Firemaster Stephen Hunter was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the New Year's Honours List in December 2003.

Firemaster Marr retired on the 8th June 2001.

 

THEY DIED ON DUTY

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