? Volunteer Garage Photo
1/10/2011 Brakefield Road, Sandwick, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9HJ Photo
2003 Sub Officer Brian Gifford
2011 Watch Manager Stuart Jamieson
|1990||XAS723V||Bedford CF/Fulton and Wylie||CFV|
|2008||T340SAS||LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB||LFA|
|2010 Sept||L319SAS||Mercedes 1124/Carmichael||WrL|
|2013 July||S583PSR||Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One||WrL|
|2015 Feb||R337RSA||Scania 94D-220/Emergency One||WrL|
|2016 Aug||T196ASE||Scania 94D-220/Emergency One||WrL|
S583PSR is ex Tayside Fire and Rescue
R337RSA is an ex Grampian Fire and Rescue Service appliance and possibly the first white appliance on Shetland (new to North Anderson Drive)
|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 New LFA received.
May 2003 Unit now does weekly training.
July 2003 Unit 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, Sandwick was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.
On 1st April 2005 along with 61 other units Sandwick was upgraded to a Retained Unit, drilling one night per week and receiving a retaining fee.
1/10/2011 The new station is a renovated bus garage.
Sandwick had a call sign of C37 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W26, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.
Highlands & Islands
Fire & Rescue Service
Helping make the Highlands & Islands a safer and better place to live, work and visit
<PHOTO> The new Station
Sandwick Fire Station
Saturday 1 October 2011
Chief Fire Officer’s Welcome
Welcome to all our guests and
friends at the opening of the newly converted Fire Station in Sandwick,
The Highlands & Islands Fire & Rescue Service is determined to make our communities safer. Our firefighters do this through providing community safety advice and an emergency response service that is second to none. In recent years we have made increasing demands upon the firefighters of Sandwick expanding their role and asking them to learn new skills. They have met this challenge and today I am proud that we are able to provide them, with a station that meets their professional, safety, dignity and welfare needs. I am confident it will be an important community resource for many years to come.
The Fire Board works hard to secure the necessary resources to fund the Service and I am pleased that the Shetland Fire Board Members are here to attend the ceremony.
Thank you everyone for attending and supporting our Service.
Chief Fire Officer
Station Opening Ceremony
• Shetland District
Group Manger Duncan MacDougall
• Chief Fire
CFO Trevor Johnson
• Official Opening
Fire Board Convener Richard Durham
• Sandwick’s Officer
in Charge’s Response
Watch Manager Stuart Jamieson
The Sandwick Fire Unit
The station is a remodelled and
renovated old bus garage and is the second development of a new fire station on
a brown field site, the first being in Unst in 2010.
It is a departure from the traditional and previous station developments on green field sites and it is proving to be more sustainable and considerably less costly which is very significant for the Board and the Service in that more stations can be upgraded to the required standard.
The quality in the design and construction of the station is impressive in the development cost profile and our building partners are to be commended for their performance. It should also be noted that this is probably the most energy efficient station in the Board’s portfolio with very low running costs.
<PHOTO> Water Tender Ladder
<PHOTO> Former Sandwick Station
If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.
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