Glasgow Corporation Fire Department

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 243 D-FI
  • Dates of Creation
      c1878 - 1974
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      6.60 Linear Metres

Scope and Content

Annual reports, including reports from neighbouring brigades, 1922-1970; Letter books (incomplete), 1922-1942; Fire report books, 1885-1942, 1948-1966; Fire station occurrence books, 1942-1945; Register of firemen, c 1878-1920; Papers relating to a strike and disciplinary matters, 1951; Inspection and repair books (incomplete), 1895-1929; Records of fire plugs, including sketch books showing locations, 1909-1939 and undated; Miscellaneous memorandum books, undated; Home Office circulars, c 1936-1940; National Fire Service instructions, c 1941-1948; Photographs, mainly of fires, arranged by streets, but also including photographs of fire stations and appliances, undated; Miscellaneous plans, undated; National Fire Service Western (No.1) Area Band Association constitution, minutes and correspondence, 1943-1944; Fire Prevention Section, annual returns, papers relating to fire prevention campaigns, etc., c1946-1970; Papers relating to fire inspections of places of public entertainment, c1958-1965; Report on the fatal fire at 76/118 Cheapside Street, Glasgow on 28 Mar. 1960; Correspondence and papers relating to the Fire Service dog ‘Wallace’, 1967-1974.

Access Information

No access restrictions apply except to D-FI/5/2

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Glasgow City Archives (some uncatalogued material).


Campbell Steven, 'Proud Record: The Story of the Glasgow Fire Service' (Glasgow, 1975).