U29 LOCHBOISDALE

Retained Unit.

Stations

? to 2010                     LOCHBOISDALE, South Uist                            Photo

8/9/2010                      Daliburgh LOCHBOISDALE, HS8 5SS (about 3 miles north of Lochboisdale.)

Firemasters

 

2005                    Sub Officer James "Murphy" MacEachan

2010                    Watch Manager James MacEachan

Appliances

 

1990 E161LAS Ford Transit/Fulton and Wylie CFA
2000 R436SAS LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
2006 R687OST LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2007 SY03BNE MAN 10-225/HIFB WrL

 

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

 

1997/98 Paging equipment installed.

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

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

Moved into new station first week in August 2010 and station officially opened on 9th September, 2010.

Lochboisdale had a call sign of B27 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to U29, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

 

 

LOCHBOISDALE FIRE STATION

 

OPENING CEREMONY

1930 hours

Wednesday 8th September 2010 

 

Chief Fire Officer’s Welcoming Address: 

Welcome to all our guests and friends at the opening of the newly built Fire Station at Lochboisdale.
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service is determined to make our communities safer. Our firefighters do this through providing community safety advice and an emergency response service that is second to none. In recent years we have made increasing demands upon the firefighters of Lochboisdale, expanding their role and asking them to learn new skills. They have met this challenge and today I am proud that we are able to provide them with a station that meets their professional, safety, dignity and welfare needs. I am confident it will be an important community resource for many years to come.
The Fire Board work hard to secure the necessary resources to fund the Service and I am pleased that our Convenor Richard Durham is here to officially open the station.
Thank you everyone for attending and supporting our Service. 

David Wynne
Chief Fire Officer

 

•              WELCOME
                Uist pipe band 

•              DISTRICT OFFICER’S INTRODUCTION
                Mr Steve Oliver 

•              CHIEF FIRE OFFICER’S ADDRESS
                Mr David Wynne 

•              OFFICIAL OPENING
                Mr Richard Durham 

•              OFFICER IN CHARGE’S ADDRESS
                Mr James MacEachan 

•              STATION BLESSING
                Father Roddy McAuley
                Reverend Jackie Petrie 

•              SINGER
                Mrs Penny Burgess 

•              PRESENTATION OF LSGC AWARD
                Ms Christine MacLeod 

•              BUFFET for 2030 hours
                Borrodale Hotel

 

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

MAKING

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

A SAFER AND BETTER

PLACE TO LIVE 

www.hifrs.org

 

 

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

 

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