Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade

Fire Training

McDonald Road
Fire Station

'The Ship'

'The Ship' used by firemen for training  -   McDonald Road Fire Station  -  30 May 1995

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                   Photo taken 30 May 1995

Fire Training

McDonald Road Fire Station

This large metal construction is known as 'the ship'.  It is situated beside McDonald Road Fire Station.

As a training exercise, it is fitted with seating in different arrangements,  perhaps to resemble a cinema in which a fire has broken out an all lighting has been lost.  A fire is lit inside, and dummies are left inside for firemen to rescue, wearing their breathing apparatus.

Firemen training in 'The Ship'   -   McDonald Road Fire Station  -  30 May 1995

 

Fire Brigade

Fire Stations

The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935

Fire Engines

 A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine outside Braid Place Fire Station

Recent Photos

   Fire at  Union Street, Edinburgh  -  13 March 1993

  

 

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