Auxiliary Unit



? to ?                    Wooden Hut at side of road at junction from Pier, BERNERAY.        Photo

2003                     Garage at Nurses House, Main Street, BERNERAY, Hebredies.         Photo






1992 Non Mobile    
1998 F429MST Ford Escort 55/HIFB ULA
2004 to 2005 G392VAS Ford Escort 55/HIFB ULA
2005   No appliance  



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




Establishment 2000





1 Ultra Light Fire Appliance

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Firefighter



8 Firefighters

Minimum crew required for an incident is 4

With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Berneray 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. Berneray 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 shall have no intervention role at any incidents which might occur. 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. If an incident occurs it will by attended by Lochmaddy.

On 1st April 2005 along with 8 other Non Mobile Auxiliary Units and 4 Mobile Auxiliary Units Berneray was classed as Auxiliary support to the Brigade with a role of providing Community Fire Safety education/information.




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