|? 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|
|? 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)|
|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|
|24/9/2018||ST18OYO||Iveco Daily Twin Cab/Emergency One||RRU Photo|
R985LFE is an Ex Lincolnshire Volvo.
|1975 to 1983||Northern Fire Brigade ?|
|1983 to 2005||Highland and Islands Fire Brigade|
|2005 to 2013||Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service|
|1/4/2013||Scottish Fire and Rescue Service|
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.
Valtos were the first station in Scotland to receive a Rapid Response Unit on Monday 24/9/2018 at 4pm. Photos
1 Light Fire Appliance
1 Sub Officer
2 Leading Firefighters
UIG COMMUNITY CENTRE
VALTOS FIRE STATION
Friday 26 October 2007
& Introduction of Platform Party
Group Manager, Western Isles
Chief Fire Officer
Convener, Highlands & Islands Fire Board
SHONA & EILIDH MACKENZIE
Chairman, Uig Community Centre Association
OFFICIAL OPENING by
Richard Durham and Brian Wilson
REVD. W MACLEOD
Fire Station Blessing
followed by Grace
HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
HELPING MAKE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS SAFER
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