2 Pumps, 1 High Volume Pump, 1 Water Rescue Unit Wholetime


15/11/1972                  Kingsway East, DUNDEE.  DD4 7RD.           Photo




As for Angus Area Fire Brigade and Tayside Fire Brigade






Dodge/HCB Angus                             (Ex 1971 PE)




Dodge C16/Merryweather




  First Second Aerial Emergency Tender Fo/ST TRU HVPU WRU
1972  ?  No 2nd RYJ949   HTS163      
1973 ? ? RYJ949   HTS163      
1976 MSR516P MSR517P RYJ949   DTS755D      
1979 XSP678T XSP679T ?   DTS755D      
1983 XSP678T XSP679T   TES268K        
1985 B804LSM B805LSM B157USR ?        
1990 E357JSN B804LSM JTS720G D234ESR        
1992 H856YSR H857YSR     HSP134W      
1994 L513SSN L514SSN     HSP134W      
1998 R443TSL R445TSL     J390ESN      
2001 Y298PSP Y299PSP     J390ESN      
2004 Y298PSP Y299PSP     SP51MKZ      
2006 SP51MZJ Y299PSP     SP51MKZ      
2006 SP06EHB Y299PSP     SF06CLZ      
2007 SP06EHB SP05BXW     SF06CLZ      
2008 SP57DXR SP06EHB     SF06CLZ      
2010 SF10EEP SP57DXR     SF06CLZ      
2011 Aug SP11AMX SF10EEP     SF06CLZ      
2012 August SP11AMX SF10EEP     SF06CLZ SP55CXT    
2013 May SP62AVN SP11AMX       ST60SLZ    
26/8/2017 SP62AVN SP11AMX       SP57ETY    
2018 SP62AVN SP11AMX       ST60SLZ WX54VWA  
2018 Oct SP62AVN SP11AMX         WX54VWA SV67NMU
2020 Nov SF69BHV SF69BHW         WX54VWA SV67NMU
4/9/2023 SF69BHV           WX54VWA SV67NMU

4/9/2023 Kingsway East's 2nd appliance was removed as part of the budget cuts removing 2nd or 3rd appliances from 10 stations in Scotland.


HTS163 Dennis F24/Dennis/TFB Fo/ST
RYJ949 AEC Mercury/Merryweather TL
JTS720G ERF/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior/Simon HP
DTS755D Albion Firechief/Carmichael/TFB Fo/ST
TES268K Dodge K850/HCB Angus ET (ex WrL)
MSR516P Dodge K850/HCB Angus WrL
MSR517P Dodge K850/HCB Angus WrL
XSP678T Dodge K1113/HCB Angus WrL
XSP679T Dodge K1113/HCB Angus WrL
HSP134W Dodge G1313/HCB Angus FoST
B157USR Dodge C16/G&TMerryweather (ex Perth) TL
B804LSM Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie WrT
B805LSM Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie WrL
D234ESR Dodge G13c/TFB ET
E357JSN Dodge G13c/Mountain Range WrL
H856YSR Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
H857YSR Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
J390ESN Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One/TFB (ex WrL) FoST
L513SSN Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
L514SSN Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
R443TSL Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
R445TSL Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
Y298PSP Scania 94D-260/Excalibur WrL
Y299PSP Scania 94D-260/Excalibur WrL
SP51MKZ MAN LE220B/Ray Smith PM
SP51MZJ Scania 94D-260/Excalibur WrL

MAN TG-A 26-363 FDLRC 6x4/Marshall SV


SP05BXW Scania 94D/Emergency One RP
SP55CXT Mercedes Sprinter 416 CDi TSU
SF06CLZ MAN 18-280/Ray Smith/Penman Pod PM
SP06EHB Scania P270/Emergency One RP
SP57DXR Scania P270/JDC RP
SF10EEP Scania P270/Emergency One RP
ST60SLZ Ford Transit TRU
SP11AMX Scania P280/Emergency One RP
SP62AVN Scania P280/Emergency One RP
SV67NMU Mercedes Sprinter 516 Cdi 4x4/CSS WRU
SF69BHV Scania P280/Emergency One RP
SF69BHW Scania P280/Emergency One RP


The station opened with 1 Pump, 1 TL and 1 FoST with a second pump to be added in January 1973.

2002 the new Foam Salvage Tender is a Prime Mover with a FoST Pod.

The New Prime Mover went on the run on Monday 19th January 2004 and will normally have the ICU pod on with the FoST pod going on on request.

Pods on station Foam Salvage (SUFSU). (5/1/2010)

Pods on Station Command Support Unit (18/8/2012)

The TSU and TRU are Water Rescue Units, they were swapped as Perth do more water rescues and needed the bigger van.


1972 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




Establishment 1972

Equipment                                                             Wholetime

                                                1 Water Tender Ladder                                       3 Station Officers
                                                1 Foam Salvage Tender                                       3 Sub Officers
                                                1 Turntable Ladder                                              3 Leading Firemen
                                                                                                                                36 Firemen


Establishment 2000

                                                Equipment                                                             Wholetime

                                                2 Water Tender Ladders                                     4 Station Officers
                                                1 Foam Tender                                                      4 Sub Officers
                                                                                                                                8 Leading Firefighters
                                                                                                                                44 Fighters

 Manning WrLs 5 and 4, and FoT 2 min crew per watch 9. The Establishment is split over 4 watches, Red, White, Blue and Green working an average of 42 hours per week on a 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off rota.

This was A11 until 28/6/2004 when it became Station 11 and on ?/12/2015 it became P04 with the introduction of the new National Call Signs.



Dundee’s new £130,000 fire station in Kingsway

<PHOTO> The new fire station. (Photo not on site)

Bailie William Millar, chairman of the Angus Area Fire Committee, officially opens the new £130,000 Kingsway East Fire Station, Dundee, this afternoon.
The new fully automated station, which has been in operation since September 6, will eventually house four fire appliances, although there are only three at present.
The new station heralds the completion of a new phase in fire service strategy.
Previously, the idea held was that one master fire station only should be in operation with up to 12 appliances housed there.
The flaws in this theory were soon realised, however.
In the event of a fire on the outskirts of the city, the appliances had a long way to travel.
Coupled with this was the risk that they might grind to a halt in traffic during peak hours, a long way from the fire.
Now the plans are for strategically placed smaller stations with three or four appliances, placed round the perimeter of cities.
Thus they can respond to emergency calls in every part of the city with speed, preventing convoys of appliances becoming entangled in traffic.
The opening of the Kingsway East Fire Station is in keeping with this idea.

Access routes

The station is located on the north side of the Arbroath Road, Kingsway Circle and offers six access routes for appliances giving cover to the docks and eastern part of the City.
On the triangular site, which was developed for prefabs after the second world war, the ground slopes for 13 feet, north to south.
Preliminary sketch plans based on a detailed brief by the Firemaster were started in January 1970 and submitted to the Scottish Home and Health Department in February of that year.
Work was started on the new station in August last year by W. H. Brown Construction (Dundee), Ltd., and was completed in June.
Accommodation in the new station consists of a four bay appliance hall, ancillary accommodation, drill tower and drill yard.
Ancillary accommodation contains offices
, dormitories, dining, recreation and lecture facilities, quiet room, kitchen and ablutions, stores, boiler and generator room together with a breathing apparatus testing room.
This is on the same level as the appliance hall with the exception of the recreation and dining areas which take advantage of the sloping site, obtaining additional floor-to-ceiling height.
The four storey drill tower contains a hose drying compartment and hose practice target.

Three watches

Firemaster Alfred Jones is particularly pleased about the new fire station, which he says was “long overdue."
The last district station to be built was the Northern, Strathmore Avenue – 40 years ago.
Although the headquarters was recently built in Blackness Road, this was to replace the old one in Bell Street.
The ‘three appliances at Kingsway East’ at present are a water tender/ladder, foam salvage tender and a turntable ladder.
A second water tender will be added in January.
There, are three watches on duty at Kingsway East, each consisting of 15 men, one station officer, one sub officer, one leading fireman and 12 firemen.
About 70,000 Dundonians will be served by the new station—Fintry, Whitfield, Douglas and Angus, Craigie, Mid Craigie, Linlathen, Mill of Mains and Forfar Road down to Albert Street.
The docks area and some of Broughty Ferry will also be covered.
Firemaster Jones says the aim of the brigade is to get appliances to the scene of the outbreak within five minutes of receiving the call.
All calls go through H.Q. in Blackness Road and are relayed to Kingsway East, where a public address system means that the alarm and information can be heard all over the new fire station.

Time halved

A “failsafe” system is employed to make sure that nothing can go wrong with the call from H.Q. to any of the other stations.
Once the men have received the call they turn out and the doors are shut automatically from the Blackness Road headquarters—to stop any unauthorised “visits” while the brigade are attending a fire.
The time taken to get machines out and on their way to a fire has been halved within three years.
Firemaster Jones says that at that time, the time involved was 30 seconds during the day and 60 seconds at night.
Now the times are a very fast 15 seconds and 30 seconds respectively.
The massive increase in emergency fire calls also backs up the brigade’s insistence that new stations have to be built.
In 1948-49 calls handled by the Angus Area brigade totalled only 1300 a year.
Last year the number was 3250 and up to October of this year there have already been over 3000.
The population served by the brigade totals 274,000 in an area of 840 square miles.
The Kingsway East station is number 11 in the brigade’s area.
There has been a gradual recruitment of men to staff the new station over the past 18 months.
Civilian cleaners are employed.
Firemaster Jones sums up the aims of the fire service of today by saying that the three important items are the strategic placing of fire stations, need for top class communications and the need to provide firemen, who now enter with a far higher standard of education than before, with job satisfaction.
(The Courier and Advertiser, Wednesday, November 15,1972.)



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