Auxiliary Unit.




? to ?                                      Wooden Shed at ?






? to ?                                    Volunteer Leader C. MacDonald

? to ?                                    Volunteer Leader B. Mathers

? to 26/6/2017                     Volunteer Leader Ewen MacEwen (there 2005) Watch Manager when retired
27/6/2017                             Watch Manager ?

? to 4/9/2018                       Watch Manager Ewen McEwen (35 years 3 months & 20 days service)






2006                                    Community Response Unit Trailer                                     Photo





? to 1941                                ?

1941 to 1948                          National Fire Service?

1948 to 1975                          Northern 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 Northern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948


                                                                                                Equipment                                                                     Volunteer


                                                                                                Standpipe and Hose                                                    1 Leading Fireman

                                                                                                                                                                                        5 Firemen




Establishment 2000





1 Portable Pump

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Firefighter



8 Firefighters

Minimum crew required for an incident is 4


Unit formed about 1985.

With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Muck 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. Muck 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 a firefighting role be established for this unit. The role of the unit should incorporate the ability to respond to outdoor fires, to prevent fire spreading from outdoors to affect buildings, or prevent the spread of flame from one building to the another. The unit should be provided with a trailer in which to transport equipment and be classified as a Base Level Unit. The unit should be provided with first aid firefighting equipment capable of contributing towards the successful conclusion of an outdoor fire. 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 1 incident in the period 1/4/1999 to 31/8/2004. The nearest firefighting resource is at Mallaig, a 120 minute journey by sea.

On 1st April 2005 along with 4 other Non Mobile Auxiliary Units Muck was classed as Auxiliary support to the Brigade as a Base Level Unit.

Muck had a call sign of A43 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T61, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.






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



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