Sheffield Fire Brigade Establishment 1969 - A ‘Snap Shot’ in Time

Fire Stations

No. 1: Division Street, Sheffield SI 3FG (opened 1928)
No. 2: Darnall Road, Sheffield S9 5AF (opened 1956)
No. 3: Lowedges Road. Sheffield S8 7JN (opened 1965)
No. 4: Mansfield Road. Sheffield S12 2AE (opened 1963)
No. 5: Elm Lane, Sheffield S5 7TU (transferred from National Fire Service 1948—converted war-time building)
No. 6: Queen Street. Mosborough S19 5BQ (opened 1962—transferred from Derbyshire Fire Service following boundary extensions 1967)
No. 7: Rivelin Valley Road, Sheffield S6 5FE (opened 1969)

Workshops and Stores Darnall Road, Sheffield S9 5AF (opened 1967)

Dwelling Houses
12: Nos. 2 & 4. Bridle Stile and Nos. 1-21, Bridle Stile Close, Mosborough (built 1962)

Personnel

Uniformed Establishment (authorised) Civilian Staff
Chief Fire Officer 1   Senior Administrative Officer 1
Assistant Chief Officer 1   Finance Officer 1
Divisional Officers 2   Supply & Transport Officer 1
Assistant Divisional Officers 6   Storekeeper 1
Station Officers 19   Clerks 2
Sub Officers 27   Shorthand Typists 4
Leading Firemen 28   Tracers 2
Firemen 173      
  257     12

Civilian Workpeople

Electrical Engineering 1
Mechanics 3
Painters 2
Plumbers 1
Joiner 1
Apprentice Electrician 1
Driver/Handyman 2
Driver/Messenger 1
Cooks and Canteen Staff 8
Cleaners 5
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Grand Total 294

Fire Appliances and Vehicles in Service

2 Pump Escapes (each carrying 50 ft. Wheeled Escape)

Purchased Make Reg No.
1950 Dennis MWE 666
1950 Dennis NWE 888

4 Water Escapes (each carrying 500 gallons of water and 50 ft. Wheeled Escapes)

Purchased Make Reg No.
1966 Merryweather/AEC MWA 615D
1967 Merryweather/AEC RWB 417E
1967 Merryweather/AEC RWR 418E
1969 Merryweather/AEC AWA 108G

9 Water Tenders (each carrying 300 to 500 gallons of water and escape ladders)

Purchased Make Reg No.
1952 Dennis RRA 598
1953 Dennis PWE 111
1953 Dennis RWB 999
1954 Dennis SWB 222
1962 Bedford 62 DWE
1963 Dennis 3812 R
1968 Merryweather/AEC TWB 704F
1968 Merryweather/AEC TWB 705F
1969 Merryweather/AEC AWA 109G

2 Turntable Ladders (100 ft.)

Purchased Make Reg No.
1960 Merryweather 9760 WJ
1966 Merryweather LWB 99D

1. Simon Snorkel (85 ft. aerial platform)

Purchased Make Reg No.
1968 Simon /ERF WWE 980G

2 Emergency Tenders (carrying a comprehensive range of rescue tools and equipment)

Purchased Make Reg No.
1953 Dennis RWA 444
1969 Land Rover YWE 496G

2 Wireless Cars

Purchased Make Reg No.
1962 Land Rover 249 WNU
1963 Vauxhall 963 GWA

8 Portable Fire Pumps

No. Make
6 Hathaway
1 Coventry Climax

14 Lorries, Van and Towing Vehicles

Purchased Make Reg No.
1960 Commer Van 6004 W
1960 Commer Bus 6006 W
1964 Ford Van BWE 641B
1964 Ford Van BWE 642B
1964 Ford Van BWE 643B
1966 Ford Van LWJ 493D
1966 Ford Van LWJ 494D
1966 Ford Lorry NWA 364D
1967 Land Rover (carrying Hydrant Cleaner) RWJ 471F
1967 Ford Van RWB 949E
1967 Ford Van RWB 950E
1968 Ford Van VWB 280F
1968 Ford Van VWB 281F
1969 Ford Van AWB 395G

3 Staff Cars

Purchased Make Reg No.
1964 Ford Zephyr BWE 264B
1965 Humber Sceptre GWE 665C
1968 Ford Zodiac WWB 515G

 

 

 

 

Total 47 Vehicles