2 Crash Tenders and 1 Land Rover
1/4/1996 Hanger near main gate
Officer in Charge
August 2001 Sub Officer Jim Currie
2003 Sub Officer Derek Laing
|Fire 1||Fire 2||Ops 1|
|D310FDF||Gloster Saro protector MK 1 4x4||RIV|
|K521LST||Simon Gloster Saro Highlander Protector MK 2 4x4||RIV|
|K525NAS||Simon Gloster Saro Highlander Protector MK 2 4x4||RIV|
|N136CAS||Land Rover 110||Ops 1|
|P645FST||Simon Gloster Saro Predator 4x4||RIV|
|P646FST||Simon Gloster Saro Predator 4x4||RIV|
|SX52CZN||Land Rover Defender 110||Ops 1|
Macrahanish was an American Air Force base and when the Americans moved out it became a Civil Airport run by Highlands and Islands Airports. H & I airports own or rent the civil airport terminal, the 2 mile long runway, the control tower, the fire station and various areas like the fire training area.
The establishment is 1 Sub Officer, 2 Leading Firefighters and 4 Fighters manning the 2 crash tenders three and three. The minimum crew is 4 manning Fire1 three and Fire2 one. They work -8-45 to 17-45 unless the aircraft is running late five days a week.
The Land Rover tows the Emergency Support Unit trailer which contains the Air Shelter and First Aid equipment
The Predator has a V6 engine as opposed to the Protector which has a V8
engine and carries:-
4,550 litres of water
540 litres of foam
50 Kg BCF
50 Kg Dry Powder
2 x 7metre 2 section ladders
Stem light for floodlighting the area
Zumro cutting equipment (small combi tool for cutting seats and also a pedal cutter)
3? Draegar? BA sets
No boat is needed as the end of the runway is more than 1,000 yards from water.
? to 1966
Ministry of Defence
1/4/1996 to present Highlands and Islands Airports Fire Service
This is a CAT 3 airport
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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