T46 DURNESS

Retained Unit.

Stations

 

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.

 

Firemasters

 

1977 to 1990            Sub Officer Gordon Clarke
1990 to 2004            Sub Officer John MacKenzie
2004 to                     Sub Officer Hugh Morrison

 

Appliances

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

 

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.
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.

www.durness.org 

 

DURNESS FIRE STATION 

OPENING CEREMONY 

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 

DISTRICT OFFICER’S INTRODUCTION:
Mr Gareth Edwards 

CHIEF FIRE OFFICER’S ADDRESS:
Mr Brian Murray 

OFFICER IN CHARGE’S ADDRESS:
Mr Hugh Morrison 

OFFICIAL OPENING:
Mr Drew MacFarlane Slack MBE, Fire Board Convener 

STATION BLESSING:
Reverend John Mann 

MEDAL AND AWARD PRESENTATIONS 

BUFFET for 1530 hours

At Smoo Cave Hotel, Durness 

Helping Make 

Highlands and 

Islands Safer

 

 

 

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

 

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