P60 KINLOCH RANNOCH

1 Pump Volunteer.

Stations

1948 to 1950 

Wooden Hut for Trailer Pump (towed by garage Land Rover)

1950 to 1980

Shed at rear of Dunalastair Hotel

1980 to 1997 Bridge End, KINLOCH RANNOCH. PH16 5PX.

1997 to

Bridge End, KINLOCH RANNOCH. PH16 5PX.               Photo

 

Officer in Charge of Station

 

? to ?

Leading Fireman Jimmy Duncan

? to ?

Leading Fireman Peter Brown

2002 to 2016

Leading Firefighter Gordon Brown

2016 to ? Crew Manager James Black
December 2017 Crew Manager Gordon Brown QFSM

Station Commanders

 

1999 to 2002

ADO Mick McKay

2002 to 2004

ADO Colin Hannigan

2004 to 2007

ADO Stewart Edgar

2007 to Station Manager Billy McLintock

 

 

 

Appliances

1951   Trailer Pump towed by Land Rover from Brown's Garage TrP
1976 FYJ416 Karrier Gamecock/Carmichael WrT
1990 GSN566N Dodge K850/HCB Angus WrT
1992 MSL839P Dodge K850/HCB Angus WrT
1998 D640ESL Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie WrT
1999 F272OSP Renault G13/Mountain Range WrT
2000 G821TSP Volvo FL6-14/Excalibur WrT
2003 L511SSN Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrT
2008 S583PSR Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL
2012 V962DSN Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL

 

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 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

 

Notes

 

The Perth and Kinross Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1952

 

                Equipment                                                                                             Retained

                1 Pump Appliance                                                                                1 Leading Fireman
                                                                                                                                5 Firemen

 

Establishment 2000

 

                Equipment                                                                                             Retained

                1 Water Tender Ladder                                                                       1 Leading Firefighter
                                                                                                                                7 Firefighters
 

 

This was B12 until 28/6/2004 when it became Station 32 and on ?/12/2015 it became P60 with the introduction of the new National Call Signs.

 

Unit founded 15th September 1948.

First Base in 1948 was in a shed at Kinloch House and the crew were members of the village. D Stewart was the plumber and his van was used. They received 10/- for every fire attended
Equipment Supplied – 2 x stirrup pumps, 2 buckets, sandbags, 1 x ladder
In 1950                   They moved to a shed beside the Bunrannoch Hotel (now burned down)
In 1951                   They got a trailer pump which was towed by a landrover from J & P Brown & Sons which also carried the crew.
In 1976                   they got their first petrol fire engine
In 1980                   purpose built fire station on the present ground at Bridgend
In 1997                   new station built
Wooden Hut for Trailer Pump (towed by garage Land Rover)

36. Volunteer Units.
It was reported by the Firemaster and noted that a new Volunteer Unit had been started at Lochearnhead and that new sheds for the storage of appliances had been provided at Kinloch Rannoch and Kirkmichael
(Perth and Kinross Joint Fire Committee Meeting 30/10/1960)

The construction of new stations at Kinloch Rannoch, Glenshee and Kirkmichael is now at a very advanced stage and it is anticipated that at the time of publication arrangements will have been made to commission the new premises.
Three Gamecock Karrier fire appliances have been refurbished and fitted with radios in preparation for the opening of the stations and, to ensure that the volunteer firemen are accustomed to the new style fire engines, a training programme has been initiated with the emphasis on driving and radio procedures.
(Firemaster's Annual Report 1977/78.)

In some villages in Scotland, part-time firemen are convinced that life was much easier a few hundred years ago: at least there were always horses around. Now they have to go begging people to let them borrow a lorry which could transport their pump to fires. A few years ago, men serving 150 square miles of countryside from the Kinloch Rannoch station (a wooden hut with a trailer pump) had a case that ran like the script of a Laurel and Hardy film. A fire was reported and while the men were getting together at ‘base’, the part-time fire-master phoned round for a lorry. The nearest he could locate was three miles away and the owner said ‘come and get it’. So firemen got a taxi to pick up the lorry. On the way back, the lorry ran out of petrol. A second taxi had to be called to go and collect some. The delay: half an hour. The damage: £30,000 - most of which could have been saved if they had had an old army-surplus jeep to pull the pump.
(Fire An International Report by Stephen Barlay. Page 261.)

Gordon Brown was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2018, he joined Tayside Fire Brigade as a volunteer firefighter in April 1978, moving to Tayside Fire and Rescue Service and then the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in 2013. He continues to serve his community nearly 40 years later.
Gordon has served with Kinloch Rannoch Community Volunteer Station as a firefighter, leading firefighter and crew manager whilst performing the roles of team member and leader. He has always given his best in supporting the station and is readily available to deal with incidents, training and community safety engagement.
Since joining the service he has developed a thorough understanding of the service, fire fighting techniques and fire safety. He encourages and develops new team members and the station is fortunate to have many long serving crew members who work together well. This has been achieved, in part, through Gordon and the positive example he sets the team and members of the community.
Gordon has attended many incidents over the years, ranging from road traffic collisions, to building and wild fires.
He has been instrumental in organising and participating in home fire safety visits to gala days, Highland Games, community safety events and educational school visits. Over the last 40 years, he has provided invaluable safety advice to adult and youngsters in the Kinloch Rannoch area.
(From https://news.gov.scot/news/queens-new-year-honours-list-2018-2 )

 

 

There used to be an Appliance at RANNOCH SCHOOL.

 

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