2 Pumps, Retained
|16/8/1960||Sydney Crescent, AUCHTERARDER PH3 1BB. Photo|
1968 Station Officer A. K. Robertson
|GLT563||Austin K2/Home Office||ATV|
Albion Firechief/Carmichael “Vista View”
|YGS529M||Dodge K850/HCB Angus||WrL|
|HSR791N||Dodge K1113/HCB Angus||WrT|
|HSR792N||Dodge K1113/HCB Angus||WrT|
|E357JSN||Dodge G13c/Mountain Range||WrL|
|F274OSP||Renault G13c/Mountain Range||WrL|
|L513SSN||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|L514SSN||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|P645KSP||Volvo FL6-18/Emergency One||WrL|
|V963DSN||Scania 94D-260/Emergency One||RP|
|1941 to 1948||National Fire Service|
|1948 to 1975||Perth and Kinross 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|
The Perth and Kinross Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
1 Standard Towing Unit with Light Pump
mounted 1 Leading Fireman
1 Large Trailer Pump 9 Firemen
The Perth and Kinross Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1952
1 Section Leader
1 Leading Fireman
2 Water Tender
? Sub Officer
? Leading Firefighters
This was B02 until 28/6/2004 when it became Station 22 and on ?/12/2015 it became P32 with the introduction of the new National Call Signs.
AUCHTERARDER FIRE STATION OPENED
<PHOTO> Sir George T. M’Glashan,
C.B.E., the county convener, opened Auchterarder’s new £8,500 fire station on
Tuesday night by “breaking” the fire alarm.
<PHOTO> The action by Sir George (above) resulted in the doors of the new two bay premises being opened and the engines (NGS831 and GLT563) leaving to carry out a “mock” run. Right – Mr. A. D. C. Main, chairman of the Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee, shakes hands with Sub Officer Peter Mills, Comrie, after presenting him with a long service medal (20 years). Medals also went to Fireman Andrew Carmichael, Comrie (21 years) and Francis Mackenzie, Auchterarder (20 years).
(Perthshire Advertiser, Saturday, August 20, 1960. Page 10.)
<PHOTO> Sir George T. M’Glashan,
county convener, inspects firemen at Auchterarder before opening the “Lang Toons”
new fire station on Tuesday evening.
(Perthshire Advertiser, Saturday, August 20, 1960. Page 8.)
Auchterarder’s New Fire Station
is Opened by County Convener
<PHOTO> A general view of
Auchterarder’s new £8500 fire station, which was officially opened last night by
Sir George T. McGlashan, C.B.E., county convener.
“Since their inception in 1947 the Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee have tackled very effectively the task of providing an efficient service in their area, for, in addition to the modernisation of equipment, they have erected six new fire stations, of which this is the latest,” said Sir George T. McGlashan, C.B.E., county convener, when he opened Auchterarder’s new fire station last night.
“The vital importance of the fire service in our country,” said Sir George, “is being realised today more than ever before. Last year the direct cost of fire damage in the United Kingdom was over £44 million. In the words of the New Testament :“How great a matter a little fire doth kindle.” But there are also the consequential losses – loss of life, stoppage of factory production, loss of employment, and so on – all of them serious, and some tragic.”
A Protective Shield
He continued :“Great credit must
be given to the members of the Joint Fire Committee, under Mr. Main’s able
chairmanship, and to Mr. Masson, as firemaster, for the progress already
achieved in providing, in buildings and equipment, what one might call a
protective fire shield in our joint counties. But I am sure they would readily
admit that without the firemen, not only the full-time men but the part-time
retained men, that shield would be of no use. It is essential to have men
immediately available, and thoroughly equipped, when the call comes, for, in the
words of Shakespeare : ‘ A little fire is quickly trodden out, which, being
suffered, rivers cannot quench.’
“We have the equipment and we have a fine body of men well trained to handle that equipment in the interests of the community.”
Provost J. Paterson, Auchterarder, presided at the opening, and among those present were Mr. A. D. C. Main and Bailie W. H. Baxter, chairman and vice chairman respectively of the Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee, and Firemaster A. Masson.
The new station cost £8500. It is a brick built, one storey, two bay station, with watchroom, lecture room and storage accommodation.
(Perth Advertiser Wednesday, August 17, 1960. Page 14.)
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