L70 LUING

Mobile Volunteer Unit.

Stations

WAFB The Square, Kilchattan Farm.
1996 Wooden Hut in farmyard near Toberonochy ?             Photo
26/7/2002 Junction of road to Cullipool                                            Photo

 

Firemasters

 

16/4/1949 Fireman Peter MacDougall (In Charge of Unit)
1969 Volunteer Leader D. MacKenzie
?  to 28/4/2000 Volunteer Leader Alasdair Robb
Aug 2002 Volunteer Leader Iain Cruickshanks (there 2014)

 

Appliances

 

1948 to ?                        1 Two Men Manual Pump

? to 2001                        pump, hose, stand pipe etc.

2001                                Y627TYS    Mercedes 814D/Emergency One        VSU

 

Notes

 

The new station went Operational on 25/6/2001 and was Officially opened on 26/7/2002.

Fire Station
The new fire station on Luing has been completed for some time and a fire engine should be in situ soon.
The volunteer firefighters have completed their training
(The Oban Times, 31 May 2001. Page 11.)

 

The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Volunteers
  1 Two men manual pump 5 Firemen

 

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

 

OFFICIAL OPENING

 

 

Luing Fire Station

 

 

Friday 26th July 2002

 

ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS

 

GUESTS ASSEMBLE

 

PLATFORM PARTY ASSEMBLES

 

OPENING REMARKS
Councillor B. Robertson
Member, Strathclyde Fire Board

OPENING CEREMONY
Councillor J Shaw
Convenor, Strathclyde Fire Board

DEDICATION OF STATION
Reverend Freda Marshall

PRESENTATION OF TRAINING CERTIFICATES
Firemaster J Ord OstJ, QFSM, GIFireE

PRESENTATION OF RETIRAL CERTIFICATE TO:
RETIRED VOLUNTEER LEADER ALASDAIR ROBB

FIREMASTER’S REMARKS
Firemaster J Ord OstJ, QFSM, GIFireE

CLOSING REMARKS

 

BUFFET

 

 

 LUING

VOLUNTEER UNIT

 The Luing Volunteer Unit provides fire and emergency cover for an approximate population of 200 persons centred on the villages of Cullipool and Toberonochy.
The Unit was formed by volunteers from the community during the Second World War years and amalgamated into the local authority Brigade in 1947. The original hut was located in the Square, Toberonochy.
The site for the new station was purchased from Shane Cadzow in early 2001. Following intense training the station became operational on 25th June 2001.
To date, the personnel have attended several calls, in particular the medical evacuation of Donnie MacKenzie in January 2002 in storm force conditions.
Today we are here to open this new facility with all its modern fire fighting equipment, breathing apparatus and purpose built fire appliance.
However we should not forget the volunteers past and present who give and have given so willingly of their time to serve their community.
Strathclyde Fire Brigade will continue to provide resources, training and community safety initiatives, it is the men and women who volunteer their time and effort that enables a fire service to be provided.
It is to them that we express our gratitude.

 

MAIN CONTRACTORS

 Messrs Alexander Black (Builderd – Oban) Ltd
Lower Soroba
Soroba Road
Oban
PA34 4SB

 ARCHITECTS

 Argyll and Bute Council
Department of Transportation and Property
Director:- Mr Alistair Gow

Designed and produced by Strathclyde Fire Brigade (Graphics)

 

 

Luing volunteer firefighters’ new station

 <PHOTO> Pictured outside Luing Fire Station with the new engine are volunteers Iain Cruickshanks, David Roberts, Mike Fothergill, Alasdair MacLachlan, Julie MacQueen, Peter Miller, strathclyde Fire Board’s convener Joe Shaw and Firemaster Jeff Ord.

 Luing Fire Station is the latest in a string of volunteer units around Strathclyde that has been upgraded over the last few years.
The Island is one of 17 in Argyll which can now give enhanced firefighting capability to mainland and island communities.
On hand to officially open the fire station was the Firemaster himself, Jeff Ord, who also met the members of Luing Volunteer Fire Unit.
(The Oban Times, Thursday 22
nd August 2002. Page 2.)

 

 

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