C58 PAPA STOUR

Auxiliary Unit.

 

Stations

 

? to ?                                      Wooden Shed at ?

 

 

Firemasters

 

 

2003                                        Sub Officer Adrian S Glover

 

 

Appliances

 

 

2003                                        Trailer

 

Brigades

 

? to 1941                                ?

1941 to 1948                          National Fire Service?

1948 to 1975                          Northern Area Fire Brigade

1975 to 1983                          Northern Fire Brigade

1983 to 2005                          Highland and Islands Fire Brigade

2005 to                                   Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service

 

Notes

 

 

 

 

Papa Stour volunteer unit have received the ex Bixter trailer to carry their equipment etc. on 14th September 2003.

 

 

 

The Northern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

 

                                                                                                Equipment                                                                     Volunteer

 

                                                                                                Standpipe and Hose                                                    1 Leading Fireman

                                                                                                                                                                                        5 Firemen

 

 

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, Papa Stour 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. Papa Stour 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 a firefighting role be established for this unit. The role of the unit should incorporate the ability to respond to outdoor fires, to prevent fire spreading from outdoors to affect buildings, or prevent the spread of flame from one building to the another. The unit should be provided with a trailer in which to transport equipment and be classified as a Base Level Unit. The unit should be provided with first aid firefighting equipment capable of contributing towards the successful conclusion of an outdoor fire. 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 3 incidents in the period 1/4/1999 to 31/8/2004. The nearest fire fighting resource is at Lerwick, which would require responding personnel to be transported across the sea by Coastguard helicopter or Lifeboat.

On 1st April 2005 along with 4 other Non Mobile Auxiliary Units Papa Stour was classed as Auxiliary support to the Brigade as a Base Level Unit.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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