Retained Unit



2001                         Square off A831 opposite Village Hall, CANNICH.                    Photo



? to ?           Stevie Marshall

? to 2006    Sub Officer Angus Hughes

2006 to ?    Watch Manager Angus Hughes (Rank to Role change only, same person)

2014            Watch Manager John Dyce



1992 Non Mobile    
1998 N918YST LDV 400/HIFB LFA
2008 R686OST LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
2013 Jan 8 R687OST LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
2013 Sept SY03BNU LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2015 March 9 SP13GYZ Iveco Turbo Daily/Bence LFA



1978 to 1983 Northern Fire Brigade
1983 to 2005 Highland and Islands Fire Brigade
2005 to 2103 Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service




Volunteer unit set up in 1978 (Firemaster’s Annual Report).

1992 Non Mobile.

2000/2001 unit upgraded. Upgrades to units involves equipping them with Breathing Apparatus, Firefighting Uniforms, Road Traffic Accident Rescue Equipment, Pagers and Fire Engines appropriate to the needs of the local area.

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

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

Cannich had a call sign of A39 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to S41, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.


Establishment 2015





1 Light Fire Appliance

1 Watch Manager



2 Crew Managers



7 Firefighters

2015 Actual Crew 1 WM, 1 CM, 3 Ffs.


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


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