Crews were allowed to rescue each other using ropes but not members of the public.
Now a specialist team of 50 firefighters based in East Kilbride have been given line-rescue training.
It is expected the FAI findings will slam Strathclyde Fire & Rescue.
Alison lay for six hours at the foot of the disused pitshaft near her home. She was brought up by mountain rescuers but died of a heart attack.
A senior fire officer at the scene admitted crews could only listen to her cries for help because regulations said their lifting equipment could not be used on the public.
Firefighters who receive the training will get a pounds 500 payment on top of their wages.
Alison's mum Margaret said: "I can't understand why all firefighters aren't trained."
A Strathclyde Fire & Rescue spokesman said: "We plan to have the squad operational in a few months."
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