Alloa Fire Station opened in 1964. It currently has three fire appliances, including specialist vehicles for urban search and rescue and heavy rescue, one of which is crewed by twelve retained personnel. There are twenty-five wholetime personnel operating on a five-watch rotational duty system.
The inception of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in April 2013 means that these fire crews and their supporting equipment from Alloa could be called upon to mobilise to anywhere in Scotland.
The role of the fire service has changed dramatically since 1964. The modern fire service of today attends a range of incidents including fires, road traffic collisions, urban search and rescue, water rescue and rope rescue. The appliances and equipment within Alloa display the vast array of equipment required for these tasks. The crews are also pro-actively involved in all aspects of community safety work, including the delivery of home fire safety visits and engaging with the local community to give fire safety advice.
To book a free Home Fire Safety Visit text ‘fire’ to 61611, call 0800 0731 999 or visit the website: www.firescotland.gov.uk
Building Date: 1964
There will be guided tours at the above times. Each tour will last for up to an hour, but visitors must be aware that in the event of an emergency call they will be asked to leave the fire station.