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Firefighters’ Heritage Trail marks 12 sites in Glasgow where firefighters lives were lost


To honour Glasgow’s fallen firefighters, the Firefighters’ Heritage Trail has been created to tell the stories of some of the people and places that have played an important part in the history of firefighting in Glasgow.

12 memorial plaques have been set into the city’s pavement to mark the sites where firefighters lost their lives.

Also, a number of sites have been identified which are of special interest to the history of the fire service in Glasgow.

The trail spans 140 years beginning with the Queens Court fire of 1832, to a fire in Maryhill Road in 1972, which was the last time firefighters perished while tackling a burning building in the city of Glasgow. It was funded with £54,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by Glasgow City Council.

Sites on the Trail:

Click here to download a copy of The Firefighters’ Heritage Trail map

Click here to download a copy of The Firefighters’ Heritage Trail guide

By coincidence, I happened to spot the recently opened training centre for the emergency services, in Cambuslang, which may help reduce the chances of any more lives being lost in this way:

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue training facility Cambuslang


March 17, 2013 - Posted by | council | , , , , , ,

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