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  1. Wonderful site and great job by the Heritage Trust. Born in Scotland 68′ moved to USA where I’m a volunteer firefighter in NY. Stay Safe and keep up the great work! JL

  2. Hi There , i have a firmans axe from the Gourock blitz found at 15 glen avenue in the hedge in 1966 its in good condition, please message me . Ross Morgan

  3. can you please tell me if there is a membership fee to join the heritage, I am a fire service fanatic and would love to join

    Thanks

  4. To whom it my concern my name Roy Paton i would like to have some of the photo of the dennis fire applainces for the dennis Appreciation society on to other dennis etustast who look after them for other area in the uk fire applainces and appreciation Groups

  5. I was in training at Gullane in 1972. The Commandant at the time was Joe Hartil, former Firemaster of Western Area Fire Brigade. I went on to serve in Central Area Fire Brigade/Strathclyde Fire Brigade. Many of the type of appliances on show on this site were well known to me. Terrific job you are all doing.

  6. Hiya,
    I’ve been asked to airbrush a Gallet for a Scottish firefighter and I was wondering if you have a picture of the earliest Scottish Fire appliance as would like to put the old next to the new in a compilation along with some other bits n bobs.Many thanks for your help
    Matt

  7. Hello Graeme,

    Just wanted to say thank you for Finlay##prime##s visit to the Fire Museum yesterday, he really enjoyed the visit and had a great time telling his Mummy and Daddy all about the fire engines he had seen and also all the things he had done. We watched the DVD with Finlay after tea and thought it was very interesting. Finlay went home to Frankfurt today, taking his fire engines & DVD with him. Mummy didn##prime##t have enough space to take his fire helmet, so Granda & Grandma will take that out with them on there next visit.
    Donald & I also found it very interesting and we would also like to thank you for taking the time out to show us around. It was much appreciated.
    Kind regards
    Donald & Lynne Rowan

  8. Last month my wife and I visited the Strathclyde heritage centre
    We enjoyed our stay very much, the friendly staff took pictures of us and explained several interesting fire items in the museum.
    One of the employees mentioned that he was on the look for a booklet called Wallace the fire dog.
    I have this booklet in my possession. It is issued in 1986 and in good condition
    If you think that this booklet is a little addition to your museum I am willing to send it to you free of charge.
    Regards
    Fred Bosman
    The Netherlands;

  9. do you have any plans etc for mounting a wheeled escape on the rear of a 1955 Dennis F ?
    The Dunedin (N.Z.)Fire Brigade Restoration Society we are completly restoring same (was in the late 60s turned into a foam tender,
    Regards david Holland

  10. Thank you so much for such an interesting and enjoyable visit to the Fire Station Museum on Tuesday, and for the photos which my sister has just forwarded to me.
    It was great to see where and how they worked all that time ago, and really brought it to life – well almost!
    I especially liked when we were standing in the entrance courtyard and you showed us where some of the firefighters and families once lived. It was the anecdote our Gran told me when I was a child that she##prime##d been brought up over the Greenock Fire Station that years later started us off on the ancestor trail.
    We had a very useful day yesterday too, finding a family grave in the cemetery with lots of names on, and walked round all the street we had addresses for. Even though most of the actual property had been demolishedthere was an excellent DVD of pre-1970s Greenock in the museum.
    All in all, we felt our trip was a great success and we found everyone very helpful and friendly. Good for Greenock!Thank you again
    Ailsa

  11. Hello
    I would just like to express how we enjoyed a visit to the above in Greenock on a recent stop over on a cruise ship visit. We came across the museum almost by accident whilst returning to the ship and it proved to be one of the most memorable moments of the entire holiday. You could do with some more signs etc. as the place is a gem, one outside the town hall would have a massive impact. Many thanks to the staff who assisted in our visit and questions especially to the officer who kindly opened the front door so my wife could have her picture taken with the Dennis unit which she related to from her girl guide days and fire badge.
    Once again a first class place to visit really interesting.
    Regards
    Glyn and Karen Bevan

  12. You all do a wonderful job and it was great to see you at Bridge of weir Gala Day on Saturday 8th June.We look forward to seeing you again in 2014 at Gala Day which is on Saturday 14th June

  13. I really enjoyed the hose because I sprayed the ball in the bucket. I also really liked going in the fire truck because fun, great and good. I loved putting on the fire hat.John Paul

  14. Hello thank you for the visit to the museum I enjoyed going into the fire engine the most because we got turn the siren on and off. I also enjoyed when the big cage went up on the fire engine I liked it because it was up really really high! We went to visit the office in the station and we met some real life firemen there and the firemen told us about their jobs. Out in the back of the fire station we worked in an adults group and shot a tennis ball off of the top of a bucket using the big fire hose.Thank you very much for the visit to the museum. I had lots of fun!
    From Teighan P1B

  15. Eventually made our first visit to Fire Museum in Greenock today and what a great time we had. The guys were very friendly and informative and took their time to interact with my son which he loved. Will definitely be back. Keep up the good work.

  16. helo
    just been in your site great work and hope to see some of you soon as wee are planning a visit up to Greenock soon
    Billy Mauchline

  17. I am currently assisting in restoration of a Dennis F12 at the Canberra Fire Museum, Australia. We would appreciate photos of your F12 particularly the mounting brackets for the wheeled escape ladder at rear and roof of the appliance. If possible with the escape mounted and not mounted. This may help in retrofitting an escape to ours for the original brackets were removed after the Merewether Turntable ladder was placed in service and the escape was sold. Also measurements of the brackets would help. You can google Canberra Fire Museum for images. In appreciation of you assistance. Phil Donoghoe ex Senior Officer ACT Fire Brigade.

  18. I wanted to say a BIG Thank you to the team for taking my parents to their Golden Wedding Surprise Party. My Dad was a Leading Fireman, before he retired. The team looked great in their uniforms, as they arrived on the Esplanade, and drove them to the Dumbuck House Hotel, near Dumbarton. Their guests were delighted when the appliance arrived with the seriens on. Again, THANK YOU.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum
and Heritage Centre
The Old Fire Station Dalrymple Street
Greenock
PA15 1LY

    

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