B51 STRUAN

Auxiliary Unit.

Stations

2001                              Wooden Hut A863 outside Primary School, STRUAN.                Photo

 

Firemasters

 

2001                                Sub Officer A MacAskill

 

Appliances

 

 

 

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

 

Establishment 2000

 

Equipment

Auxiliary

 

1 Portable Pump

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, Struan 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. Struan 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 17 incidents in the period 1/4/1999 to 31/8/2004. If an incident occurs it will by attended by Dunvegan within 17 minutes.

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

 

 

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