1 Pump Retained.
|? to ?||Wooden Box at The Old Smiddy|
|? to 1999||Outside Council Depot, STRONTIAN. Photo|
|30/1/1999||Just past the Council Depot, STRONTIAN. Photo|
|1970||Volunteer Leader J. Pilkington|
|?||Volunteer Leader David Fenwick|
|?||Volunteer Leader Calumn MacIntyre|
|? to 1998||Volunteer Leader Douglas Ryan (Promoted to Sub O when unit upgraded)|
|1998 to||Sub Officer Douglas Ryan|
|2006||Sub Officer Alasdair Maclean|
|1968||RGC596||Land Rover Series I (86")||L4V|
|1990||KAS49P||Bedford CF/HCB Angus||CFA|
|1998||A861OAS||Bedford CF/Fulton and Wylie||CFA|
|?||S771JST||Isuzu NPR/Emergency one/HIFB||MWrT|
RGC 596 came from SHHD about 1966 for AFS Training, and at disbandment in 1968, Western Area bought it. RGC 596 was converted to a mini fire engine for Strontain Volunteers so that they could assist Kinlochleven at the numerous protracted heath fires in the peninsula, usually spring time.
|1941 to 1948||National Fire Service|
|1948 to 1975||Western Area Fire Brigade|
|1975 to 1983||Northern Fire Brigade|
|1983 to 2005||Highland and Islands Fire Brigade|
|2005 to||Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service|
The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948
|1 Two men manual pump||6 Firemen|
Strontian Equipment kept in an Equipment Store 1971
1 Land Rover
1 Blue Revolving Beacon
1 Vehicle Siren
1 Coventry Pump
3 Suction Hose 4”x8’
1 Suction Strainer 4”
1 Suction Basket C/W skirt
1 Collecting Head 4”
1 Blank Cap 4”
1 Standpipe D.O. R.T.
1 Hydrant Key and Bar
3 Branch Pipes
1 Dividing Breeching
9 Lengths Delivery Hose 1¾” x 75’
2 Metal Buckets
2 Canvas Buckets
1 Stirrup Pump
1 Petrol Can
1 Extinguisher CTC
1 Ladder Short Extension
1 GP Saw
1 Nozzle Spanner
1 Manual Pump Leehowl
1 Hose Suction 1 ½ x 10’
1 Suction Strainer 1 ½”
An early Western Area Fire Brigade list shows the address as Addan-Aluinn (Tel. 33)
1951 A hose box sufficiently large to hold the equipment of the Volunteer Fire Party was erected at a central point in the village, the Old Smiddy.
Jan93/Mar94 Issued with BA as part of Brigade pilot scheme.
Was A51 Vol Unit.
Upgraded from Mobile Volunteer Unit to Retained 1998.
Drill Night Tuesday (2004)
With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Strontian was put into South Command. Call signs remained the same.
Strontain had a call sign of A9 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T22, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.
HIGHLAND AND ISLANDS FIRE BRIGADE
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY – STRONTIAN
NEW FIRE STATION
30 JANUARY 1999
“PROGRAMME OF EVENTS”
1230 hours Opening Address Firemaster Gordon
hours Supportive/Fire Board
Comments Cllr W. Shand
Fire Board Convener
1300 hours Supportive/Local Comments Cllr Dr. M. Foxley
1315 hours Official Opening Declaration Mr H. McLeish M.P.
hours Dedication and
Prayers Brigade Chaplin
hours Strontain Primary
School Mrs P. Gordon (Firemaster’s wife)
(Fire Appliance poster and assisted by
Naming Competition) A.D.O. Elliott
1400 hours Photographs Appliance Bay/External
1415 hours Refreshments
1500 hours End
FIRE SERVICES IN THE HIGHLANDS GIVEN A MAJOR BOOST AS McLEISH OPENS NEW £500,000 STATION
Provision of fire cover in a remote area of the Highlands will be greatly improved by
the opening of a new retained station, Henry McLeish said today.
The Home Affairs Minister welcomed the boost to fire services in the north-west of Scotland as he officially opened the £500,000 fire station in Strontian, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Its nearest fire stations are an hour away in Mallaig - or half an hour in Fort William by ferry.
Mr McLeish said:
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit Strontian to open this excellent new retained fire station. It is testament to the fine work of Highland and Islands Fire Board and their determination to ensure that the Brigade is armed with the facilities and equipment it needs.
"But better equipment and facilities do not automatically guarantee an improved service. That depends on the part-time firefighters which the remote areas of Scotland rely on. The spirit of community service is something I want to encourage - and rarely is this better illustrated than by those individuals willing to turn out at all hours to deal with life-threatening emergencies.
"This station is an important step forward in the improvement of local services in the area - and, of course, fire cover in the Highlands. The people of Strontian and its surrounding areas can now benefit from an improved level of fire cover - and that can only be positive.
"I obviously support the work of the Board and will continue to offer it my backing. It is vital the Government continues to work closely with local authorities to ensure the efficient and smooth delivery of local services. The importance of co-operation cannot be underestimated."
Mr McLeish officially opened the new retained fire station in Strontian on Saturday, January 30.
News Release: 0180/99
29 January 1999
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