Major Incident Unit
Following the 9/11 attacks the Scottish Government launched a program to ensure Scottish fire brigades and the Scottish Ambulance Service were capable of dealing with an attack of that scale on Scottish soil.
As part of this scheme 3 Scottish Major Incident Units were provided to Grampian, Strathclyde and Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade with an additional 2 jointly funded by Strathclyde and the Scottish Government. Central Scotland Fire Brigade also funded their own appliance to carry equipment provided by the Scottish Government. This appliance has since been relocated to Newcraighall fire station in Edinburgh and redesignated an Incident Support Unit.
Manufactured by Saxon, Major Incident Units are based on a Scania 94D-300 Chassis (excluding one of the Strathclyde funded ones which is a Scania 114G-340) with a flatbed curtainsider rear. Major Incident Units carry palletised urban search and rescue (USAR), mass decontamination (MD), flooding & welfare equipment, they carry a Moffat Forklift on the rear to deploy equipment on scene.