Incident directory

1952 - Titchfield Road, Kilmarnock

19/08/1952

Country:

UK

  • Building Fires

Severity:

Description

Date and event

19th August 1952.

Time of event

Approximately 21:00 (INITIAL CALL).

Name of premise

175 Titchfield Road, Kilmarnock.

Location

Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Service area

Kilmarnock Fire Brigade, now The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).  

Nature of incident

Fire.

Property type

House.

Premise use

Private dwelling.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Unknown at this time.

Fire source and location of fire

Unknown at this time.

Synopsis

Brief synopsis

On the 19th August 1952 a Firefighter (Ff) fell from a roof whilst fighting a chimney fire, sustaining unknown injuries. He later died from these injuries on the 29th August 1952 in Kilmarnock Infirmary (House & Settle et al, 2017).

‘The part time Ff was one of a detachment of the Kilmarnock Brigade called to a chimney fire at 175 Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock, round about 9pm, on Monday’.

‘He was pouring water down the chimney when he collapsed, possibly overcome by fumes and fell ten feet onto the roof’. ‘He was seen to roll down the roof but was prevented from falling to the ground by a ledge’. ‘When his mates got him down to the ground, it was found he was unconscious. He was removed to Kilmarnock Infirmary with a broken leg and possible injuries to his spine as a result of falling’ (Unknown author, 1952. via Kirkwood, unknown date).

Further information hoping to be identified and still to be located.

Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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Fire and Rescue Service summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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FBU summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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Other report summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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IFE Commentary & lessons if applicable

None produced at this time.

Known available source documents

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FRS Incident Report/s

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FBU Incident Report/s

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Incident Report/s

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Police Scotland Incident Report/s

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Scottish Ambulance Service Incident Report

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Building Research Establishment (BRE) Report/investigations/research

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Coroner’s report/s and/or Rule 43 and/or Regulation 28 Notices etc

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Dear Chief Officer Letters (DCOL), FRS Circulars, FRS Notices and/or Bulletins etc

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Notifications from National Operational Learning User Group (NOLUG) and/or Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP)

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Other information sources

House, A. & Settle, P. et al. (2017). The firefighter memorial trust book of remembrance. [online]. Available at. http://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/FirefighterMemorialTrust/Content/Filler  [Accessed 20th September 2017]. The Firefighters Memorial Trust.

Note. With the above source reference, it is not currently possible to link directly to the relevant page of the memorial book.

Unknown author. (1952). Fireman injured in chimney fall. Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette. (22nd August). Page 1. Via Kirkwood, G. (Unknown date). Strathclyde Memorial Page. [Online]. Available at http://www.graemekirkwood.co.uk/SFB/Memorial/Hynd.htm [Accessed 20th September 2017]

Service learning material

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Videos available

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