P32 AUCHTERARDER

2 Pumps, Retained

Stations

16/8/1960 Sydney Crescent, AUCHTERARDER PH3 1BB.         Photo

 

Firemasters

 

1968                        Station Officer A. K. Robertson

 

Appliances

 

GLT563 Austin K2/Home Office ATV

?

GES997

Commer 45A/HCB

WrT

1960

NGS831

Commer 86A/HCB

WrT

1969

KTS557H

Albion Firechief/Carmichael “Vista View”

WrL

 

  First Second
1960 NGS831 GLT563
1973 GES997 NGS831
1975 YGS529M GES997
1979 HSR791N HSR792R
1990 F274OSP HSR792N
1992 F274OSP E357JSN
1998 L513SSN L514SSN
2006 SP04ECJ L513SSN
2007 SP04ECJ P645KSP
2010 Dec SP04ECJ V963DSN
2013 May SP57DXM SP04ECJ

 

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
SP04ECJ Scania 94D-260/Excalibur RP
SP57DXM Scania P270/JDC RP

 

Brigades

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

 

Notes

 

The Perth and Kinross Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

 

                Equipment                                                                                             Retained

                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

 

                Equipment                                                                                             Retained

                2 Pump Appliances                                                                              1 Section Leader
                                                                                                                                1 Leading Fireman
                                                                                                                                9 Firemen

 

 

Establishment 2000

 

                Equipment                                                                                             Retained

                2 Water Tender Ladders                                                                     ? Station Officer
                                                                                                                                ? Sub Officer
                                                                                                                                ? Leading Firefighters
                                                                                                                                ? 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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