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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2018, 15:43:30 »
Privately owned.
Green Street Garage, automotive repairs.
I should have mentioned that the photo was taken in 2010 when it was still a fire station.
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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2018, 10:28:54 »
Garage repair shop? would that be privately owned or repairs servicing etc to fire service vehicles

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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2018, 23:44:17 »
Green Street fire station. Now a garage repair shop.
Photo Stacey Harris via http://geograph.org.uk
Put Kent Fire Stations/post boxes/bandstands/phone boxes/ etc into search and see what turns up.
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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2012, 14:07:14 »
Thanks for the info lutonlad. Sorry for not replying sooner.

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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 14:57:37 »
It is now a garage repair shop.
If it cant be mended with a hammer, it must be an electrical fault, bash it anyway.

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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 12:56:00 »
The station has now been sold.

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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 09:55:39 »
Speaking to two ex-retained firefighters at the weekend, it seems that the directive only relates to "retained" firefighters, wholetime firefighters do not appear to be affected.

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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 21:41:55 »
Does that mean they are not allowed to work more than 48 hrs/week as fire-fighters, or 48 hrs including their regular jobs?
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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 19:15:51 »
As a footnote to GP's post, retained personnel have been victims of the European 48 Hour working directive.

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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 22:55:33 »
Sometime ago there was filming done there for a wartime programme, not sure which one though.

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 10:01:02 »
From June 2011, I have seen in the local press the Gillingham and Chatham Fire KFRS Stations are now closed operationally. Take some photos, for historical records.!!

Indeed, all the retained firemen have had to sign up for agreed rostered duties, and will operate from Medway fire station, crewing with full time staff.

I can imagine this has not been popular and many retained staff, have resigned.

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Re: Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 20:34:21 »
If you look on the floor of Gillingham Fire station, you will notice grooves (for the wheels) which were constucted to get the newer fire engines, which were higher, into the building.

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Green Street (Gillingham) fire station.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 13:55:01 »
Hi all.

Whilst having a wander around Gillingham High street today bumped into the retained firemen returning from a shout. Just noticed this bell inside the station, it comes from a 1950's K1 fire engine (If I remember correctly).

Although a small item in itself, I'm just wondering what else is lurking inside some of our local buildings.

Have to say that whilst they had been working for many, many hours, the 2 chaps were very friendly and informative.

I would have loved to have a further scout around inside but the guys looked knackered and I think they wanted to get the engine inside.



Take care.

Jayzi.

 

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