U20 VALTOS

Retained Unit.

Stations

? to ? Wooden Hut, VALTOS.                                                                                             Photo
? to ? Garage, VALTOS.
? to July 1996 Garage at UIG Primary School.                                                                                   Photo
July 1996 to Fire Station, MIABHAIG, Isle of Lewis. (opposite Doctor's Surgery)                 Photo
26/10/2007 Fire Station, Part of UIG Community Centre.    HS2 9JE                                         Photo

Firemasters

 

? to ? Sub Officer Norman MacDonald     First Sub Officer
? to ? Sub Officer Kenny MacLennan
? to 2000? Sub Officer Murdo MacDonald
2000? to ? Sub Officer Kenny Angus MacKay
? to Watch Manager Norman A. MacDonald  (there in 2010 and 2018)

 

Appliances

1990 A968NST Ford Escort 35/HIFB CFV
1998 R688OST LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2006 R689OST LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
24/8/2009 R985LFE Volvo FL6-14/John Dennis/HIFRS WrL

 R985LFE is an Ex Lincolnshire Volvo.

Brigades

1975 to 1983 Northern Fire Brigade  ?
1983 to 2005 Highland and Islands Fire Brigade
2005 to Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service

 

Notes

Unit formed late 1960's?

Volunteer garage officially opened July 1996.

2000/2001 Unit upgraded to BA Status.

With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Valtos was put into South Command. Call signs remained the same.

On 1st April 2005 along with 61 other units Valtos was upgraded to a Retained Unit, drilling one night per week and receiving a retaining fee.

Valtos had a call sign of B33 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to U20, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

 

Establishment 2000

 

Equipment

Auxiliary

 

1 Light Fire Appliance

1 Sub Officer

 

 

2 Leading Firefighters

 

 

7 Firefighters

 

 

UIG COMMUNITY CENTRE

VALTOS FIRE STATION

OPENING CEREMONY

Friday 26 October 2007

 

WELCOME
& Introduction of Platform Party 

IAN SMITH
Group Manager, Western Isles 

BRIAN MURRAY
Chief Fire Officer 

RICHARD DURHAM
Convener, Highlands & Islands Fire Board 

Music
SHONA & EILIDH MACKENZIE

 NORMAN MACKAY
Chairman, Uig Community Centre Association

BRIAN WILSON 

OFFICIAL OPENING by
Richard Durham and Brian Wilson

REVD. W MACLEOD
Fire Station Blessing
followed by Grace 

BUFFET 

 

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

HELPING MAKE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS SAFER

A Home Fire Safety Check could save your life!

For a FREE Home Fire Safety Check call FREEphone 08000 12 13 12 or contact

www.hifrs.org

 

 

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

 

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