1 Pump, 1Heavy Rescue Unit Wholetime


9/12/1994                      Newcraighall Road, Newcraighall, EDINBURGH.               Photo


See Lothian and Borders Firemasters from 1994 onwards.



  First Heavy Rescue Vehicle Major Incident Unit
1998 L281NSC M472SSX  
1998 R889FSC M472SSX  
2003 SN03NCU M472SSX  
2004 SN03NCU   SN53NVD
2006 SN06FYJ   SN53NVD
2009 SN09BKD   SN53NVD
2013 Dec 13 SN13CVU   SN53NVD


L281NSC Scania 93M-250/Emergency One WrL
M472SSX Scania 93M-250/Emergency One HRV
R889FSC Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
SN03NCU Scania 94D-260/Emergency One WrL/ET
SN53NVD Scania 94D-310/Saxon MIU
SN06FYJ Scania P270/Emergency One WrL/ET
SN09BKD Scania P270/Emergency One WrL/ET
SN13CVU Scania P280/Emergency One WrL/ET



1994 to 2005 Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade
2005 to 2013 Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service



New unit opened by Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade 1994.

The Major Incident Unit went on the run in September 2004? replacing the Heavy Rescue Unit and using the same call sign.

The Major Incident Unit carries the USAR equipment and the Mass Decontamination Equipment is kept in two containers in the yard and if required the USAR is taken off and the MDU put on. The MDU is apparently moving to Tollcross. (Sept 2007)

USAR training is done at Newcraighall on rigs at the foot of the drill tower. (Sept 2007)

The first appliance is one of the two Line Rescue Units in the Brigade. (Sept 2007)

A third bay was built to accommodate the pump from Marionville when it closed by this plan has been shelved.

Newcraighall had a call sign of 36 in Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to K04, the new National Call Sign on 3/5/2017.


Establishment 2007

  Equipment Wholetime Per watch
  1 Water Tender Ladder/Emergency Tender 4 Watch Managers 1 Watch Manager
  1 Major Incident Unit 8 Crew Managers 2 Crew Managers
    32 Firefighters 8 Firefighters

Minimum crewing is 5 on WrL/Et and 2 on MIU.



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


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