Retained Unit.


? to ? Box at Kilchoan Hotel
? to ? Box at Post Office (now Doirlinn House (B&B))
? to ? Hut at junction of B8007 and the road to Sanna, Kilchoan.                      Photo
1996/97 At junction of B8007 and the road to Sanna, Kilchoan.                             Photo



? to ? Volunteer Leader Mr Wood (owner of Kilchoan Hotel)
1966 to 1992 Volunteer Leader Gillespie A. MacMillan
1992 to ? Sub Officer Alan MacLachlan
? to ? Sub Officer Leslie Hinds
2004 to 2013 Sub Officer David Curtis (2005 Watch Manager)
2013 to Watch Manager Rosemary Curtis QFSM (there 2018)



1990 MST683Y Ford Escort 35/HIFB CFV
1998 N472BST LDV 400/HIFB LFA
2008 X919RST LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2015 March X923RST LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2016 Nov SY04BWU LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
29/11/2018 ST68AUW Iveco Daily 70C 18D/Emergency One  RRU



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 2013 Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service




The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Volunteer
  1 Two Men Manual Pump 6 Firemen


Establishment 2000

  Equipment Volunteer
  1 Light Fire Appliance 1 Sub Officer
    2 Leading Firefighters
    7 Firefighters


Kilchoan Equipment kept in an Equipment Store 1971

1 Hathaway Portable Pump
1 Suction Hose 2x12
1 Suction Strainer 2
1 Petrol Can
1 Manual Pump
1 Suction Hose 1.5x10
1 Suction Strainer 1.5
1 Standpipe S.O. R.T.
1 Hydrant Key
2 Branch Pipes
3 Nozzles
1 Water Container (Metal)
8 Buckets (metal)
1 Hand Siren
1 Stirrup Pump
10 Lengths Delivery Hose 1 x 75
1 Equipment Box (Metal)



1951        A hose box sufficiently large to hold the equipment of the Volunteer Fire Party was erected at a central point in the village.

1996/97        New Volunteer garage completed during year. Got an LDV.

1999/2000 Upgraded to Breathing Apparatus status.

With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Kilchoan was put into South Command. Call signs remained the same.

On 1st April 2005 along with 61 other units Kilchoan was upgraded to a Retained Unit, drilling one night per week and receiving a retaining fee.

Kilchoan had a call sign of A23 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T24, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

Watch Manager Rosemary Curtis was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List.


If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.


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