V21 WESTRAY

Retained Unit.

Stations

?                            Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2BZ

 

Firemasters

 

1998                     Sub Officer J. A. Drever

2018                     Watch Manager Willie Drever

 

Appliances

1992   Non Mobile  
1998 K185LST Leyland DAF 400/HIFB LFA
2000 T340SAS LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2007 T339SAS LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB

LFA

2010 Nov SY03BNN LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB (3.85T) LFA
2015 April SY04BWX LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2016 Jan SY04BWV LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2017 Mar SY55BFX LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA

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

 

1/93-3/94        New Volunteer Garage built and received new LFA.

1999/2000       Upgraded to Breathing Apparatus status.

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

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

Westray had a call sign of C27 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to V21, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

 

 

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

 

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