Auxiliary Unit.





? to ?                      Wooden Hut, up right hand side of Carnegie or Village Hall. PORTMAHOMACK.               

2003                        4th Lock up garage, Chapel Place, (top of Bank St.) PORTMAHOMACK.                                Photo
















1975 to 1983                          Northern Fire Brigade ?

1983 to 2005                          Highland and Islands Fire Brigade

2005 to                                   Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service





Establishment 2000





1 Portable Pump

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Firefighter



8 Firefighters

Minimum crew required for an incident is 4



Unit Formed ?


April 2001 Unit moved to C Division. Changed from B38 to C56.


With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Portmahomack was put into North 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. Portmahomack 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 49 incidents in the period 1/4/1999 to 31/8/2004. If an incident occurs it will by attended by Tain within 15 minutes.

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






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





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