Retained Unit.


                                            Longhope, HOY.                    Photo



2018                    Crew Manager Dougie Edgar (senior CM, no WM)



1975 HAS806N Bedford CF/HCB Angus L2P
1990 B682UST Bedford CF/Fulton and Wylie CFV
1994 L322SAS Mercedes 310D/HIFB LFA
2006 R688OST LDV 400/HIFB LFA
2010 T385RFW Volvo FL6-14/John Dennis/HIFRS WrL
2018 Oct ST18YLB Iveco Daily 70C 18D/Emergency One RRU



1975 to 1983 Northern Fire Brigade    ?
1983 to 2005 Highland and Islands Fire Brigade
2005 to 2013 Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service
2013 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service



1/93 -3/94    BA Introduced.

4/7/1994      New appliance.

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

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

Longhope had a call sign of C21 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to V31, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

According to the sign on the station this is now Hoy Fire Station.


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


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