2003 Nissan Hut further up the road to the school, DURNESS. Photo
2005 Temporary Fire Station. Photo
18/3/2006 School Road, DURNESS. Photo
The Nissan Hut dated from the Radar Station that was built during the Second World War.
1977 to 1990
Sub Officer Gordon Clarke
1990 to 2004 Sub Officer John MacKenzie
2004 to Sub Officer Hugh Morrison
|1990||MST682Y||Ford Escort 55/HIFB||ULA|
|2001||R686OST||LDV Convoy 400/HIFB||LFA|
|Sept 2007||P143FAS||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|?||S772JST||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|1975 to 1983||Northern Fire Brigade ?|
|1983 to 2005||Highland and Islands Fire Brigade|
|2005 to||Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service|
1997/98 Paging equipment
1999/2000 Upgraded to Breathing Apparatus status.
With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Durness was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.
On 1st April 2005 along with 61 other units Durness was upgraded to a Retained Unit, drilling one night per week and receiving a retaining fee.
Durness had a call sign of C53 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T46, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.
DURNESS FIRE STATION
1400 hours 18th March 2006
Chief Fire Officer’s Welcoming Address:
Welcome to all our guests and
friends at the opening of the newly built Fire Station at Durness.
The 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 Durness, 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 Drew Macfarlane Slack MBE is here to open the station. Thank you everyone for attending and supporting our Service.
Chief Fire Officer Brian Murray.
MUSIC: Piper Mr James Mather
Mr Gareth Edwards
Mr Brian Murray
Mr Hugh Morrison
Mr Drew MacFarlane Slack MBE, Fire Board Convener
Reverend John Mann
MEDAL AND AWARD PRESENTATIONS
BUFFET for 1530 hours
At Smoo Cave Hotel, Durness
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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