L58 SALEN (Isle of Mull)

Mobile Volunteer Unit

Stations

     WAFB                 Council Houses (Tel. Aros 22)

                                   Wooden Hut beside Salen Hotel.                Photo

2008 June                  Equipment kept in room in Hotel and Ford Ranger outside where the hut used to be.

 

Volunteer Leaders

1970 Volunteer Leader A. Kennedy
  Volunteer Leader C Carmichael
  Volunteer Leader A Cameron
19/5/1994 to Volunteer Leader Gerrard Ralston (there 2014)

 

Appliances

 

 

June 2008                   SB51XLG        Ford Ranger 4x4                        VSU

Nov 2012                   SF03AUM       Ford Ranger 4x4                        VSU

Feb 2017                    SF61LJZ           Toyota Hi-Lux/Truckman        VSU

 

Notes

 

1941 to 1948 National Fire Service ?
1948 to 1975 Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 to 2013 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

 

The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Volunteers
  1 Two Men Manual pump 4 Firemen

 

Establishment 2000

  Equipment Volunteer
  Banana Pump, hose, standpipe etc 1 Volunteer Leader
    9 Firefighters

 

 

1998                            Sites have been looked at but no decision yet.
1999                            8 of a crew.
2001                            A paging aerial is fitted at the local hotel.
2004                            11 of a crew, PBI Gold tunics & Gallet helmets, 1 Banana pump. (New uniform received Dec 2004)

The Ford Ranger is just a bare pickup used to transport the equipment that was kept in the hut to the incident. The Unit also has the use of two rooms in the Salen Hotel for an office and fire kit storage. (June 2008)

2012    The brigade are looking at Council garages with a view to using as a Station.

 

Unit started?

 

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

 

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