T40 AULTBEA

Retained Unit.

Stations

? to 31/10/2009           Road into village from A832 on the right at the bottom just before the toilets         Photo

31/10/2009                   Road into village from A832 on the left near the top.                                                    Photo

 

Firemasters

 

1993/94 Sub Officer C. MacKenzie
1997/98 Sub Officer Douglas Coull
? to ? Sub Officer Tony Stewart *
2009 to ? Watch Manager John Chisholm
2016? Watch Manager John Campbell *

 * From Ruaraidh Maclennan

Appliances

1954 HST118 Bedford A3SZ/HCB P/HrT
1990 XAS63V Bedford CF/Fulton & Wylie CFV
1998 N473BST LDV 400/HIFB LFA
May 2009 L969RAS Mercedes 310D/HIFB LFA
2009 R689OST LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2012 July SY61CDZ Mercedes 816D/Emergency One LFA

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

 

1996/97 Got an LDV

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, Aultbea was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

Aultbea had a call sign of B44 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T40, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

 

CARRBRIDGE FIRE STATION

OPENING CEREMONY

Friday 25th September 2009

1900 hours

Chief Fire Officer’s Welcoming Address: 

Welcome to all our guests and friends at the opening of the newly built Fire Station at Carrbridge.
The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service is determined to make our communities safer. Our Firefighters at Carrbridge do this through providing Community Safety advice and a Community Response Service to Road Traffic Accidents and Wildfires. In recent years the station and its personnel have gone through a challenging period of change and development. They have been proactive and determined in shaping their own future and it is testament to the Firefighters, their supporters and the good community spirit in Carrbridge, that the Unit is currently thriving and providing an excellent service from its new station in the heart of the village.
I admire the resilience and resourcefulness of the team in Carrbridge and I am absolutely confident that in the years to come they will continue to grow and develop. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service is a community based organisation and the Firefighters could not provide the commitment they do without the support of their families. It is therefore fitting that today’s official opening will be performed by Mrs Bunty MacDonald who has worked tirelessly to secure the units long term future.
Many thanks to everyone for attending and supporting our very special team here in Carrbridge. 

Brian A Murray
Chief Fire Officer 

•              DISTRICT OFFICER’S INTRODUCTION:
                Station Manager Graham Clark 

•              CHIEF FIRE OFFICER’S ADDRESS
                Brian A Murray 

•              OFFICER IN CHARGE’S ADDRESS:
                Watch Manager Dougie MacDonald 

•              OFFICIAL OPENING:
                Mr Richard Durham
                Fire Board Convener 

                Mrs Bunty MacDonald 

•              STATION BLESSING:
                Reverend David Whyte 

•              BUFFET for 2000 hours
                The Village Hall, Carrbridge.

 

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE 

HELPING MAKE THE

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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