Firefighters rekindle old friendships at special night in Kirkintilloch

Kirkintilloch Fire Station,'Reception for Firefighters past and present, ahead of change to single service bringing an end to Strathclyde Fire & Rescue as we know it on 1st April 2013.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 21st Feb 2013.
Kirkintilloch Fire Station,'Reception for Firefighters past and present, ahead of change to single service bringing an end to Strathclyde Fire & Rescue as we know it on 1st April 2013.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 21st Feb 2013.

STAFF past and present had a get-together at Kirkintilloch Fire Station recently to celebrate the history of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue.

A shake-up means that as of April 1 the eight existing Scottish fire authorities will merge to become a single organisation – The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Everybody who had worked at the fire station during its 58-year history was welcomed to the open evening.

A spokesperson from Kirkintilloch Fire Station said: “It was a very successful night – one of a number of events to mark the end of Strathclyde Fire Service. “Plenty of former fire staff came along to enjoy a curry and a catch-up and many brought old photos and memorabilia of their time at the station.”

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