Retained Unit.



                             Hillswick, Shetland, ZE2 9RW                            Photo






1990 A992PST Ford Escort 35/HIFB CFV
1998 R684OST LDV 400/HIFB LFA
2009 SY04BWW LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2014 SP13GYV Iveco Turbo Daily/Bence 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
2013 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service




2003/2004    Unit 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, Hillswick was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

Hillswick had a call sign of C34 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W32, 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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