Going the distance at Dundee Airport Fire Service

Earlier this month Chief Fire Officer James Millar attended Dundee Airport to make the presentation of three 20 year Fire Service Long Service and Good Conduct medals.

The recipients were Crew Manager Angus Taylor (25 years), Crew Manager Scott Stevenson (21 years) and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Gary Johnstone (21 years).

Angus started out with Fife Fire and Rescue Service at Tayport Fire Station in 1998, and he is still serving his community in Tayport today.  He started with Dundee Airport in 2003 and was promoted to Crew Manager in 2015.  He is a qualified trainer and assessor and leads with the driver training programme on his watch. He also holds Breathing Apparatus Instructor qualifications.

Scott started his Fire Service career at Dundee Airport itself, having previously been an Avionics Mechanic for the Royal Air Force.  A Crew Manager since 2008, he is a specialist instructor on his Watch and conducts Breathing Apparatus Training amongst many other subjects.   

Scott and Angus are both also heavily involved with new recruit and external training courses at the airport.

Gary also started his Fire Service career at Dundee Airport, having previously worked in the Royal Air Force.  Gary has been a Watch Manager at the airport since 2012 and holds a number of specialist instructors roles including BAI, Water Rescue and RTA.  Gary also serves as Crew Manager at his local fire station in St Andrews with SFRS, and has recently been promoted to become HIAL’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer.

James Millar said: “It was a pleasure to present these medals to my colleagues at Dundee Airport.  With over 20 years of service each, it’s a testament to the dedication and commitment they have shown to Dundee Airport, HIAL and their wider communities.”

Published: 22nd November 2023