Retained Unit.




? to ?                                      Wooden Hut at ?

?                                               Hirnik, Bressay, Fetlar ZE2 9EL.












2004                  SY04BWV                   LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB  (3.85T)                                        LFA
2012 Oct           SY12BEJ                      Mercedes 816D/Emergency One                                      LFA

2013                  SY62BXG                     Mercedes 816 DA LWB Vario/Emergency One             LFA




? to 1941                                ?

1941 to 1948                          National Fire Service?

1948 to 1975                          Northern Area Fire Brigade

1975 to 1983                          Northern Fire Brigade

1983 to 2005                          Highland and Islands Fire Brigade

2005 to                                   Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service




The Northern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948


                                                Equipment                                                             Volunteer


                                                Standpipe and Hose                                            1 Leading Fireman

                                                                                                                                5 Firemen






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

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

Bressay had a call sign of C30 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W24, 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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