Station 12 AIRLIE
1 Pump, Volunteer.CLOSED.
1978 to 2005 Airlie Estate, CORTACHY. DD8 4LY. Photo
2002 to 2005 Leading Firefighter Ian Rose
|1990||PSP347R||Dodge K850/HCB Angus||WrT|
|1998||D638ESL||Dodge G13/Fulton and Wylie||WrT|
|1999||E356JSN||Dodge G13/Mountain Range||WrT|
|2001||F529OES||Volvo FL6-14/Mountain Range||WrL|
|1978 to 2005||Tayside Fire Brigade|
Unit closed Midnight 31/3/2005.
The closure was due to difficulties in
recruiting and retaining personnel from the local communities to maintain a
viable working crew at all times. This decision was taken following a
recruitment campaign (unsuccessful) and public consultation.
Approval was sought and obtained for closure in accordance with section 19 procedures.
Intervention cover can easily be provided from Station 8 Kirriemuir.
Tayside Fire Brigades is to close one of its four Volunteer Fire Stations. As of
midnight tonight, Stn 12 Airlie Estates will be officially decommissioned. The
closure follows consultation between the brigade, the fire board and local
communities and the First Ministers approval.
The unit was originally run by the estate and staffed by estate workers up to the early 70's to deal with fires on the estate, then the Angus Area FB started to provide training which was followed by equipment and uniforms and lead to the creation of a volunteer unit. Accommodation was provided by the estate.
In recent years due to changes on the estate it has become difficult to recruit and retain firefighters. At present there is insufficient personnel available to crew the appliance and recruitment campaigns have been unsuccessful. Also the accommodation does not meet prescribed standards.
Tayside Fire Brigade provides more effective cover from Kirriemuir Fire Station which is a 2 pump retained station. It was not considered an effective use of finances to provide proper accommodation in the estates area, said a spokes person.
Tender Ladder ? Sub Officer
? Leading Firefighters
A further volunteer unit
has become a part of the Tayside Fire Brigade and designated Airlie
Volunteer Station A12. This unit comprises employees from the Earl of Airlie’s
estates who has encouraged the existence of an estate
firefighting unit for some years but, after acceptance as a section of the
Tayside Fire Brigade, now enjoys the status of full membership in this
(Firemaster's Annual Report 1977/78.)
Similar training arrangements have been made to familiarise the fire-fighters with Tayside Fire Brigade procedures.
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