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Turriff Community Fire Station is a former Grampian Fire and Rescue Service station situated in Aberdeenshire. The station has two bays and operates on a retained duty basis. Turriff is one of only two retained stations in Grampian to be a two-story building. Turriff is one of only three stations in Scotland to have a '10-man pump'. This type of pump was developed by the Grampian Fire Brigade to carry a crew of 10 instead of the standard six.


To support the larger crew, the pump has an additional Officer In Charge (OIC) and extra equipment. It is also capable of responding alone to some incidents that would typically require two crews due to the extra personnel and equipment. The only other stations that facilitate such an appliance are Ballater and BuckieTurriff also operates a water carrier, with a capacity of 9500 litres with a sister appliance at Stonehaven

Turriff has level 2 swift water rescue capabilities, which are also known as 'Flood First Responder' capabilities. This means that while most stations are unable to enter water, L2 water rescue teams can enter water with wading poles. However, they are not allowed to swim, and the water cannot be deep or fast-flowing. Level 2 water rescue is generally intended for shallow waters and flooding incidents.

In November 2023 the Scottish Ambulance Service located a new ambulance at Turriff Fire Station to support waiting times in the region.

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