1 Pump Wholetime, 1 Pump Retained.



? to 1982                                             Brown Street, BROUGHTY FERRY.    Photos




? to ?                                    ?





? TS4763 Leyland P
1934 TS9841 Leyland MP
1942 GGN785 Fordson 7V/Home Office ECU


  First Second
1953 CYJ125 CYJ124
1973 TTS677M GYJ65F


1953 CYJ124 Commer QX/Carmichael WrT
1953 CYJ125 Commer QX/Carmichael PE
? GYJ65F ERF 84PF/HCB Angus WrL
1973 TTS677M Dodge K850/HCB Angus WrL



1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Angus Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 1982 Tayside Fire Brigade





The Angus Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1958

                                                Equipment                                                             Retained

                                                2 Pump Appliances                                             1 Sub Officer
                                                                                                                                1 Leading Fireman
                                                                                                                                8 Firemen


Closed along with Monifieth station when the new Monifieth station opened in 1982.

Bigger fires in the old days 

Over 100 firemen, past and present, gathered in Broughty Ferry Fire Station last night to mark the pending closure of the premises and the transfer of staff to the new fire station at Monifieth.
Firemen and ex-firemen took the opportunity to exchange stories and enjoy the music and dancing.
Several former firemen were over 70, and remembered Broughty Ferry Fire Station when it was organised by Dundee Corporation.
The National Fire Service did not come into being until the second world war. Prior to that individual towns and cities organised their own service.
Retired fireman Mr David Ferrier (80), 38 Holly Road, Broughty Ferry, recalled the early days.


“When I was a boy the firemen used horses and carts. There weren’t any full-time firemen, they were just corporation workers who manned the pumps.”
Mr Tom Lorimer (62), Nursery Road, Broughty Ferry, joined Dundee Fire Service in 1939.
“When I started the firemen wore big brass helmets and drove open machines with solid tyres,” he said. “They had a top speed of 35 miles an hour.”
He said that when he was a young fireman, the blazes that he was called out to were a lot bigger than the ones firemen normally have to deal with now.
“In those days, there were a lot of jute mills in the Dundee area, he said. “There were some really big fires when the mills went up.”

Overseas service

George Smith (73), Forthill Drive, took along an old souvenir of his time with the Overseas Fire Service to show former colleagues.
He was sent as a fireman to the second front during 1944-45 and still has his copy of a booklet which lists all the men in the Overseas Fire Service. He was the only man from Dundee to serve in it.
Dundee also boasts the oldest living retired fireman in Great Britain.
He is 96-year-old James Robertson who lives in an old people’s home in Menzieshill. Unfortunately, Mr Robertson was not fit enough to attend last night’s celebrations.


Last night also marked the retiral of leading fireman Douglas Keir, after 21 years in the retained service and the station cleaner, Mrs Mary MacIntosh, after 10 years.
But though Mr Keir is retiring from Broughty Ferry, he will not be lost to Tayside Fire Brigade.
“I’ve got a full-time job now in the control room at brigade headquarters in Blackness Road,” Mr Keir said.
The move to the custom-built premises in Monifieth and the closure of the fire station at Long Lane/Brown Street Broughty Ferry, does not take place until the end of August.
The transfer was originally scheduled for the end of this week but building operations have delayed this.
(Courier and Advertiser, Tuesday, July 20, 1982.)



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