T30 PORTREE

1 Pump Retained.

Stations

   
? to 1964? Garage rear of the Portree Hotel
1964? to Martin Crescent, PORTREE, Isle of Skye. IV51 9DW              Photo

 

Firemasters

? to? Sub Officer George MacLean (George the Hostel)
1978 Sub Officer Lachie MacLean B.E.M.
? to 11/4/1994 Sub Officer Ian A MacDougall
11/4/1944 to 2005? Sub Officer John A Matheson
2005 Sub Officer Iain Nicolson (Loopey)

Appliances

1990 AST982W Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie WrL
1993 K268MST Mercedes 1124/Carmichael WrL
2005 SY54CLZ MAN 12-225/Emergency One WrL
2014 SY13AMV Volvo FL/Emergency One WrL

2015 EX64WXH Environmental and Incident Support Unit.

Brigades

? 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

 

Notes

 

The Northern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Retained
  1 Towing Vehicle 1 Leading Fireman
  1 Large Trailer Pump 5 Firemen

 

Was station A10.

There is a picture in the window of the Post Office and the photo is held in the Dualchas Library. The caption in the Post Office window reads:-

Portree Fire Brigade 1955.
This Bedford 'S' Type vehicle was fitted with a 28HP HST117 engine and carried a crew of 10. In service between 1954 and 1964, it was called to the Royal Hotel Fire of 1963. The crew shown here from left to right are back row:- Tommy Jagger, Neilan Angus Nicolson, Donald Macaskill (Donald the Hall), George MacLean (George the Hostel) and John Caird. Front row:- John Jagger (Lawl?), Duncan Campbell, Lachie MacLean, Colin MacDonald (David MacFarlane the tenth member is absent).
(Dualchas)

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

Sub Officer John Matheson from Portree retired on the 15th September 2005 after 26 years and 3 months service. A function was held in the Caledonian Hotel in Portree on Saturday the 29th October attended by all the personnel from the station together with Station Officer Robert Scott (ex Assistant District Officer) and Assistant District Officer John MacDonald (ex District Officer) who presented John with the Firefighters axe on behalf on the Chief Fire Officer (pictured). A fantastic meal was followed by a fun filled evening.
(Archive News H&I web site)

Portree had a call sign of B10 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed toT30, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

 

 

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