2 Rapid Intervention Vehicles
? to ? Wooden building
1980? to 3 Bay Station to west of Terminal building Photo
? Length of Bays increased
Officer in Charge
? to ? Station Officer Donald MacPhie
? to ? Station Officer Kenny MacDonald
1997 to 2003 Station Officer Michael MacLean
2003 to Station Officer Roddy MacKay
Fire 1 Fire 2 Ops 1 Ops 2 Ambulift
1995 J277GAS K526NAS P815FAS SY03VKT P135FAS
2014 SY14HBC SY14HCA SY12TMV
J277GAS Simon Gloster Saro Highlander Protector MK2 4x4 RIV
K526NAS Simon Gloster Saro Highlander Protector MK2 4x4 RIV
P135FAS Ford? Ambulift
P815FAS Land Rover 110 Runway inspections, Bird Scaring
SV03VKT Ford Transit LWB Per Carrier
SY04ZRX Land Rover 110 Defender Ops 1
Yamaha Jet Ski FRC
Red Bay Stormforce 6.5M Rescue Boat
SY12TMV Nissan Runway inspections, Bird Scaring
SY14HBC Iturri "T" 4x4 CrT
SY14HCA Iturri "T" 4x4 CrT
1998 Highlands & Islands Airports Fire Service
This is a CAT 4 airport.
18/11/2014 Two new Iturri "T" 4x4 tenders were officially launched today by children from Balivanich Primary in Benbecula who took part in a competition to name the appliances. The appliances have been named St Kilda and Eaval. These appliances carry 6,100 litres of water, 800 litres of foam and 250kg of chemical powder.
Seven of HIAL's 11 airports have water rescue provision, including rescue crafts, a jet ski and a mud rescue team. They are at Sumburgh, Barra, Benbecula, Dundee, Islay, Kirkwall and Stornoway.
(The Aberdeen Press and Journal, 24/10/2019)
2 Rapid Intervention Vehicles 1 Station Officer
1 Land Rover 2 Sub Officers
1 Personnel Carrier 2 Leading Firefighters
1 Rigid Inflatable Boat 5 Firefighters
The Met man comes in at 6 am and the rest of the crew at 7 am and they work till 17-15 six days a week. The airport is closed on Sundays. In addition there is a rota for the Air Ambulance flights when 4 men are called out to man 1 Machine with 3 men and the Control Tower with 1 man (FISO) any time the airport is closed
The minimum crew is six manning 2 Crash Tenders 3 + 3. The Firefighters also man the Ambulift to take patients of the ambulance flights and the gritter.
The RIB is towed by a tractor W8 ( as part of the runway is less than 1000m from the sea)
There is also an Emergency Support Unit (Tow A Van trailer).
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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