LOCATION 20
 

 

THE OLD FIRE STATION

The first fire engine was only for those insured with the Sun Insurance Co. Having been restored in 1914, this can now be seen in Dawlish Museum.

In 1900, the town bought a horse drawn steam fire engine, which was named Sir Redvers Buller, after a famous General. This was superseded by a motorised vehicle, in 1930s which was housed in this new Fire Station on Barton Hill.

The photo shows Dawlish Fire Brigade outside the Fire Station with the Fire Engine in 1965. The Fire Brigade is now located in Oakhill Road at the western edge of the town.