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  SANDWICK FIRE UNIT , SHETLAND ISLANDS
     
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2003/04 INCIDENTS

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2005 INCIDENT LIST

 

THIS WEBSITE IS DESIGNED TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY OF THE DUTIES CARRIED OUT BY THE LOCAL MOBILE RETAINED FIRE UNIT IN THE SANDWICK , LEVENWICK , BIGTON AND CUNNINGSBURGH AREA . WE HOPE TO USE THIS SITE TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY OF THE UNITS ACTIVITY AT INCIDENTS AND WITHIN THE COMMUNITY , AS WELL AS PROMOTE FIRE SAFETY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY .AS OF APRIL 2005 THE UNIT WAS UPGRADED FROM AUXILIARY TO RETAINED STATUS .

THE UNIT FORMALLY OF THE NORTHERN FIRE BRIGADE BECAME PART OF THE HIGHLAND AND ISLANDS FIRE BRIGADE IN 1983 , THE UNIT WHICH IS SITED IN SANDWICK CURRENTLY HAS A MERCEDES 310D LIGHT FIRE APPLIANCE ( CALLSIGN CHARLIE 37 ) , WHICH HAS A GODIVA PUMP,THE UNIT WHICH WAS UPGRADED IN JULY 2003 TO B.A STATUS ( BREATHING APPARATIS ) , AND IS CURRENTLY MANNED BY 13 FIREFIGHTERS .

THE UNIT TRAINS WEEKLY ON A TUESDAY EVENING AND AS OF 2002 / 2003 ALL NEW FIREFIGHTERS MUST ATTEND A 5 DAY FIRE SAFETY COURSE AT THE BRIGADE TRAINING SCHOOL IN INVERGORDON . IN ADDITION FIREFIGHTERS MUST NOW ATTEND A 5 DAY B.A COURSE AT THE TRAINING SCHOOL . IN ADDITION FIREFIGHTERS ARE FIRST AID TRAINED AS WELL AS CARRYING OUT RESPONSE DRIVING AND ROAD TRAFFIC INCIDENT TRAINING . SUB/OFFICERS AND LEADING FIREFIGHTERS ALSO ATTEND OFFICER TRAINING AT GULLEN .


 

 




 

UNIT STRUCTURE AS FOLLOWS

SUB OFFICER - BRIAN GIFFORD
LEADING FIREFIGHTER  STUART JAMIESON
LEADING FIREFIGHTER  MICHEAL ANDERSON
FIREFIGHTER - RAYMOND JAMIESON
FIREFIGHTER - LESLIE SMITH
FIREFIGHTER - LEONARD CHRISTIE
FIREFIGHTER - TOM NICOLSON
FIREFIGHTER - NEIL JAMIESON
FIREFIGHTER - DUNCAN MACGREGOR
FIREFIGHTER - JOHN RANKIN
FIREFIGHTER - ADAM CHADWICK
FIREFIGHTER - RAE SIMPSON
FIREFIGHTER - MARK FOUNTAIN

 


 


 



 


THE UNIT IS AVAILABLE FOR FIRE SAFETY , IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US ON OUR E ~ MAIL ADDRESS OR VISIT THE STATION ON A TRAINING EVENING .
PLEASE TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE WEBSITE SO WE CAN MAINTAIN THE SITE REGULARLY .