Retained Unit.



?                       Wooden Hut                                                                           Photo

?                        Garage. Stakkaflets, Fetlar, Shetland Isles, ZE2 9DJ        Photo


1999                 Sub Officer Albert Rendall




2002                       SY02TTK                LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB  (3.85T)                                LFA



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 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service




2000/2001 unit upgraded. Upgrades to units involves equipping them with Breathing Apparatus, Firefighting Uniforms, Road Traffic Accident Rescue Equipment, Pagers and Fire Engines appropriate to the needs of the local area.

2001/2002 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, Fetlar was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

Fetlar had a call sign of C32 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W22, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

August 2018 only two crew members. Seven people have applied to become Retained Firefighters at Fetlar.
(Shetland News Online Wednesday 15 August 2018)


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