A26 GLENUIG

Auxiliary Unit.

Stations

 

? to 1994/95 Wooden Hut was at Kinlochmoidart
1994/95 to ? Wooden Hut  A861 next to Old School House                Photo

 

Firemasters

 

 2001                         Sub Officer Alasdair Carmichael

 

Appliances

 

Brigades

1975 to 1983 Northern Fire Brigade ?
1983 to 2005 Highland and Islands Fire Brigade
2005 to Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service

 

Notes

 

Establishment 2000

 

Equipment

Auxiliary

 

1 Light Fire Appliance

1 Sub Officer

 

 

1 Leading Firefighter

 

 

8 Firefighters

Minimum crew required for an incident is 4

 

Unit was originally Kinlochmoidart Volunteer Unit.

1994/95 Kinlochmoidart relocated to Glenuig

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

In the 2002 Report by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services for Scotland he said the Brigade could be covered by 95 Units and finance would only be given for those 95. Glenuig is one of the 32 units which is now under threat of closure.

In the Integrated Risk Management Planning Draft Review of the 32 'Non Strategic' Units it is recommended that this unit should be maintained adopting the role of a Community Response Unit (CRU). The unit should be provided with a vehicle which in the future will be referred to as a Community Response Vehicle (CRV). The role of the unit should incorporate the ability to respond to forest, moorland and grassfires (wildfires). The unit should be provided with appropriate equipment and training to allow members to effectively contribute to wildfire firefighting. The area within which the unit responds to wildfires should be extended beyond the current unit area and be based upon a wider ranging ‘regional response’ proposal. In this role, the unit may be required to respond to wildfires occurring throughout the Brigade's mainland area. The unit should be provided with appropriate training to allow members to effectively deliver Community Fire Safety education/information. The unit will be classed as Auxiliary support to the Brigade and time worked will be paid accordingly. The unit has attended 38 incidents in the period 1/4/1999 to 31/8/2004. If a dwelling fire occurs the nearest intervention resource is based at Acharacle, where the Retained personnel are equipped and trained to deal with such incidents and can attend within a reasonable timeframe. In the event of an RTA a second appliance would be mobilised from Strontain.

On 1st April 2005 along with 7 other Non Mobile Auxiliary Units Glenuig was classed as Auxiliary support to the Brigade with a role of Community Response Unit responding to wildfires.

 

 

Should a dwelling fire occur, the nearest intervention resource is based at Acharacle, where the Retained personnel are equipped and trained to deal with such incidents and can attend within a reasonable timeframe.

 

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

 

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