Mobile Volunteer Unit



1951 Hose box, The Post Office
? Wooden Hut next to Telephone Kiosk at Ferry Slipway             Photo
? Wooden Hut at rear of Village Hall                                                 Photo
2010 Wooden Hut beside Village Heritage Centre                                Photo

Volunteer Leader


1971 Volunteer Leader N. Davidson
? to ? Volunteer Leader Martin Dunn
? to ? Volunteer Leader Donald MacNaughton
? to ? Volunteer Leader Bobby Sinclair
1/11/1992 to Jan 2001 Volunteer Leader Roddy Black
2003 to Volunteer Leader Duncan Sinclair (there 2014)




1948                                  Two men manual pump

2011                 SE02LYS          Ford Courier van

2012                 SA52FYS          Ford Ranger 4x4

2016 Nov        SN61EJY           Mitsubishi L200 4x4 (ex Alloa)

2017 May        No Appliance

The Ford Courier and Ranger are just used as vans to transport the Unit's equipment from the hut to the scene of the incident.

Due to crew shortage at Colintraive in May 2017 SN61EJY was moved to Kererra.




The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

                                                                    Equipment                                             Volunteers

                                                                    1 Two men manual pump                    7 Firemen



1951 A hose box sufficiently large to hold the equipment of the Volunteer Fire Party was erected at a central point in the village.

From 1953 to 1975 there were 7 Volunteers.

SA52FYS a red Ford Ranger is the first in the Fleet not to have a badge or name, it just says Fire & Rescue on the side. This was the first vehicle in the SFR fleet not to have a badge in preparation for the new Scottish Fire Service coming into being.

Due to a lack of crew at Colintraive SN61EJY was moved to Kererra in May 2017.


to 1941 ?
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



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


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