Wildfire Unit


There are three Wildfire units in the West Service Delivery Area located at Kilwinning, Lanark and Oban which will assist crews in dealing with large grass, heathland or forest fires. Crews have been trained at a Secondary Station and if the Primary Station is committed at an Incident then the Secondary Station will crew the unit. Each unit consists of a Land Rover Defender and a trailer which carries the following equipment :-

1 High Pressure Fogging Unit
2 Lightweight pumps (Banana Pumps)
2 lengths suction hose
2 Petrol cans
2 Diffuser branches
2 Hose reel branches
2 Hose reel adaptors
1 Controlled dividing breeching
10 lengths domestic hose
2 collapsible knapsacks with pump action spray
1 500 litre collapsible water dam
5 Extendable lightweight beaters

The Fire Fogging Unit produces high pressure water in the form of a fine mist through a lightweight 60m hose to a specially designed fogging lance. The Fogging Unit gets its water from a 200 litre tank which can be removed from the trailer and taken to the incident if required.
The units are not on any PDAs and have to be requested by the Incident Commander.


Oban           SA12LRJ        Secondary Station    Inveraray
Kilwinning    SJ12YXL        Secondary Station   Ardrossan
Lanark         SA12LSV       Secondary Station    Biggar

Forestry Trailer at Kilwinning.                                                                                                 102_1417                                                                                                                              13/8/2013

SJ12YXL Land Rover Defender, Bay 3 Kilwinning.                                                                102_1420                                                                                                                              13/8/2013




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