1 Pump, Retained.
|? to 12/7/1984
|Dundas Street, COMRIE. Photos
|Strowan Road, COMRIE. PH6 2EH. Photos
|Sub Officer Peter Mills
|? to April 1989
|Sub Officer J Brymer
? to Dec. 1990
Sub Officer Mitchell
Sub Officer Bill Kay
|Watch Manager Gregor Muirhead
|2010 to Aug 2022
|Watch Manager Ben Liversedge
|Aug 2022 to April 2023
|Watch Commander George Ferguson
|April 2023 to
|Watch Commander Matt Mclay
|Commer VBKW/HCB Angus
|Dodge K1113/HCB Angus
|Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie
|Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One
|Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One
|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)
|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
2 Leading Firemen
1 Water Tender
? Leading Firefighters
This was B04 until 28/6/2004 when it became Station 24 and on ?/12/2015 it became P34 with the introduction of the new National Call Signs.
Comrie fire station decision despite protest
from Comrie Community Council, Tayside Region’s police and fire committee have
recommended that Comrie’s new fire station be built at Strowan Road.
Design work and negotiations with the site owner are to go ahead immediately.
A previous report by the region’s director of planning had recommended a site at Barrack Road as more suitable.
However, the site owner had said that he intended building a bungalow on it for his own use. A compulsory purchase order would have been resisted on the grounds that an alternative site was available.
The Community Council had opted for the Barrack Road site because:
● Strowan Road has a dangerous bend.
● There is a children’s play park opposite Strowan Road.
● The road is used by children going to and from school.
● There is evidence of on street parking in Strowan Road.
The Strowan Road site is now available for sale and although regional officials agree that there is little to choose between the two sites, that feel that Strowan Road is marginally better.
Before work can be undertaken at the site, planning permission will have to be given by Perth and Kinross District Council.
(Perthshire Advertiser December 22, 1978.)
£166,000 FIRE STATION
“COMRIE now has a fire station
worthy of its people,” commented Tayside Regional Councillor William Johnston at
the official opening of Comrie’s new £166,000 fire station last night.
Councillor Johnston, Convener of Tayside Police and Fire Committee, described the new station as a “massive improvement.”
“This splendid building gives Comrie a purpose built fire station with modern, up-to-date facilities for men and machines.”
Designed by the region’s architectural services department and constructed by Carmichael Builders (Cornrie) Ltd., the new station off Strowan Road, replaces premises in Dundas Street.
“I cannot praise highly enough the firemen who operated out of Dundas Street,” added Councillor Johnston. “They did a marvellous job with a building which presented operational difficulties. Now they have a station geared to their needs, and geared to the needs of Comrie.”
The Dundas Street station, on Comrie’s busy main street, was too small to house a modern fire appliance. Along with the new bulding, Comrie now has an up-to-date fire appliance to replace the previous model.
The new station, which has been in operation less than a month, is single storey, traditional construction. Accommodation includes a one-vehicle appliance room, and the building has been designed to reduce maintainence to a minimum.
Training facilities have been provided, along with better accommodation, for Comrie’s 12 retained firemen. Car parking for the men, always a problem with the old station, is available, plus a lecture room, drill yard and drill tower for fire practice.
The station’s proximity to the River Earn offers opportunities for pump practice.
“This building is in keeping with the modern day requirements of Comrie and I am delighted to officially declare it open,” said Councillor Johnston.
Dr W. K. Fitzgerald, convener of the regional council, gave the opening address at last night’s ceremony and the vote of thanks came from Councillor Hugh MacPhail, vice-convener of the Police and Fire Committee.
(Perthshire Advertiser, Friday, July 13,1984. Page 1.)
Fire Station Opened
<PHOTO> Pictured at the opening
of the new Comrie Fire Station were (l to r)-Dr. William K. Fitzgerald, convener
of Tayside Regional Council, Councillor William Johnston, convener of Tayside
Police and Fire Committee, who formally opened the station, and Firemaster David
(Perthshire Advertiser, Tuesday, July 17,1984. Page 15.)
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