P26 KIRRIEMUIR

2 Pumps, Retained.

Stations

Pre 1949? 2 Trailer Pumps at Barron King & Lawdon's and Victoria Street.
? to 1952 Shed rear of Ogilvy Arms Hotel.
22/12/1952 Glengate KIRRIEMUIR DD8 4JG.            Photo

Firemasters

? to 1960

Sub Officer J. Redford (Shown as S/L then S/O from January 1955)

Oct 1960 to 15/8/1965

Sub Officer Richard Burton VC (Awarded Italy 1944)

16/8/1965 to 15/6/1968 Sub Officer William Mudie
16/8/1968 to 17/7/1980 Sub Officer Alistair McIntosh
18/7/1980 to 9/4/1999 Sub Officer Joe Aitken
Nov 1995 to Feb 1996 Temp Station Officer Willie Nicol
10/4/1999 to 16/3/2002 Station Officer Willie Nicol
late 2000 to 2001 Temp Station Officer George Rae

17/3/2002 to April 2005

Station Officer George Rae

April 2005 to 5/7/2013 Station Officer Chic Stewart
6/7/2013 to Watch Manager Danny Gall (there 2017)

 

 

Appliances

 

?

GLR888

Austin K2/Home Office/AAFB (Ex ATV)

HLL

1945

?

Bedford QL/Home Office

WrT A

1952

CTS335

Commer QX/Carmichael

WrT

1958

GYJ41

Karrier Gamecock/Carmichael

WrT

1970

MTS722J

Albion Firechief/Carmichael "Vista View"

WrL

1971

OYJ464K

Albion Firechief/Carmichael "Vista View"

WrL

 

  First Second
1975 HSR790N HSR789N
1992 C891YTS B804LSM
1998 K39LES K41LES
2001 S819PSR S820PSR
2007 SP05BXV S819PSR
2009 ST52GYJ S819PSR
2009 R443TSL S819PSR
2010 SP56AKO ST52GYJ

 

HSR789N Dodge K850/HCB Angus WrL
HSR790N Dodge K850/HCB Angus WrL
B804LSM Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie WrL
C891YTS Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie WrL
K39LES Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
K41LES Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
R443TSL Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One RP
S819PSR Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
S820PSR Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
ST52GYJ Scania 94D-260/Excalibur RP        (RTA damage)
SP05BXV Scania 94D-260/Emergency One RP
SP56AKO Scania P270/JDC RP

 

Brigades

? to 1941 Kirriemuir Fire Brigade??
1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Angus Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 7/6/2005 Tayside Fire Brigade
8/6/2005 to 2013 Tayside Fire and Rescue (Name change only)
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

 

Notes

 

The Angus Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948?

                                                 Equipment                                                             Retained

                                                2 Pump Appliances                                              1 Section Leader
                                                                                                                                2 Leading Firemen
                                                                                                                                12 Firemen

 

 

The Angus Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1958

                                                 Equipment                                                             Retained

                                                2 Pump Appliances                                              1 Sub Officer
                                                                                                                                2 Leading Firemen
                                                                                                                                12 Firemen

 

Establishment 2000

                                                Equipment                                                             Retained

                                                2 Water Tender Ladders                                     1 Station Officer
                                                                                                                                1 Sub Officer
                                                                                                                                2 Leading Firefighters
                                                                                                                                16 Firefighters

 

The station at Glengate went operational 14/12/1952.

This was A08 until 28/6/2004 when it became Station 8 and on ?/12/2015 it became P26 with the introduction of the new National Call Signs.

 

Page 1369       6/1/1953
Meeting of Angus Area Joint Committee
 

IX        FIRE STATION PREMISES KIRRIEMUIR
The Clerk reported that the appliance and equipment had now been removed from the old Fire Station premises at the back of the Ogilvy Arms Hotel, Kirriemuir, and he suggested that the let of these premises be terminated as at 31st January 1953.
The Committee approved.

 

 

Opened Kirrie Fire Station by button 

Kirriemuir’s new fire station was opened yesterday afternoon by Mrs. J.W. Keith, Carnoustie, wife of Angus Fire Area Committee chairman.
Ex-Provost Keith said it had taken practically five years to get a station worthy of the service built in Kirriemuir. In five or six years it was hoped Montrose would have one to match.
<PHOTO> On watch at the station, former Forfar Athletic left half, Eddie Falconer, now sporting a moustache.
It has been easy to criticize that too much money had been spent on the Kirriemuir station, but he did not think that had been the case. For certain work the Fire Area Committee were entirely dependent on stations like Kirriemuir.
BAD ROADS
Few industrial firms were likely in Kirriemuir, but there was a long bit of country around with possibilities of agriculture fires. Roads were bad and many times there was no water supply. The Kirriemuir firemen would get excellent training so that they could maintain a high standard.
Introducing Mrs. Keith, Mr. J.D. Hardie, hon. treasurer of the committee, said the first duty of a fire authority was the saving of life, and the second the protection of property. All the fire brigades in the area were linked up for that common purpose.
Pressing a button that operated the folding doors, Mrs. Keith declared the station open.
Elizabeth Margaret Mudie, six year old daughter of one of the firemen, presented Mrs. Keith with a bouquet.
DEMONSTRATION
Following a demonstration of fire fighting, the company inspected the new station.
Premise include an appliance room with a 400 gallon water tender and trailer pump; a towing vehicle with pump and fitted with radio; control room; hose room; store; muster-room, with equipment for drying clothes; toilet with two baths and two showers; recreation room; washing compartment for cleaning on return from fires; and boiler room, with thermostatically controlled gas boiler. In addition there is available space for drill.
Among those present at the opening were:- Mr. R.W.L. McCaig, county convener; Provost Ross, Monifieth; Brigadier Lambert, Kirriemuir; Mr. Lyle (town clerk, Dundee); Mr. Ian A. Macknight, Angus county clerk; Major Sherriff, Ascreavie; Firemaster J.W. Gibson, and friends of local firemen.
<PHOTO> Watched by ex-Provost Keith and Firemaster Gibson, Mrs. Keith actuates the door opening mechanism in the new fire station.
(Courier and Advertiser, Tuesday, December 23, 1952. page 5.)

In the spring of 1949 the Kerriemuir Fire Brigade was equipped with water tender carrying 400 gallons of water. Previously the fire brigade had two trailer pumps that were kept at Barron King & Lawdon's and Victoria Street.
(Kerrie Life (Book), Page 79)

 

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