2001 MacNaughton Crescent, ACHARACLE. PH36 4JR. Photo
? Volunteer Leader M. J. Smith
1998 Sub Officer D. MacLean
2006 Sub Officer John Macmillan
|2009 May||R980LFE||Volvo FL6-14/John Dennis/HIFRS||WrL|
|?||P520EAS||LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB||LFA|
|2010 June||SY02TTO||LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB||LFA|
|2012||R980LFE||Volvo FL6-14/John Dennis/HIFRS||WrL|
2010 Until accommodation can be found R980LFE is kept at Strontian and the unit are running with an LDV 400 Convoy.
|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|
Acharacle Equipment kept in an Equipment Store 1971
1 Hathaway Portable Pump
1 Suction Hose 2”x12’
1 Suction Strainer 2”
1 Standpipe D.O. R.T.
1 Hydrant Key and Bar
2 Branch Pipes
1 Water Container (Metal)
10 Lengths Delivery Hose 1¾” x 75’
1 Equipment Box (Metal)
1 Petrol Can 2 Gallon
Salen and Acharacle amalgamated when they went mobile and became Acharacle. (after 1992)
1994/95 Salen amalgamated with Acharacle.
1996/97 New volunteer garage completed during year.
With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Acharacle was put into South Command. Call signs remained the same.
On 1st April 2005 along with 61 other units Acharacle was upgraded to a Retained Unit, drilling one night per week and receiving a retaining fee.
Acharacle had a call sign of A21 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T25, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.
New Firegear for Acharacle
Firefighters at Acharacle have
been able to buy new equipment thanks to generous donors.
The station now boasts a resuscitation trainer and masks, a casualty blanket, powerful hand lanterns, collapsible road cones, safety binoculars and a compass. The money was raised at an open day at the station last year.
(The Oban Times. Thursday 11th August 2005.)
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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