Retained Unit.


2000                          Scalloway, SHETLAND.                                    Photo

1/10/2011                 Berry Road, Scalloway, Shetland, ZE1 0UJ     Photo



1991                           Sub Officer G. W. Sharp



1990 F861RAS Ford Transit/Fulton and Wylie LFA
2002 SY02TTU LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB  (3.85T) LFA
27/11/2009 W296LFW Volvo FL6-14/John Dennis/HIFRS WrL
? T186SFW Volvo? WrL
? T197ASE Scania 94D-220/Emergency One WrL

W296LFW is an Ex Lincolnshire machine.



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 2013 Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service
2013 to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service



The Northern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Volunteer
  1 Light Trailer Pump 1 Leading Fireman
    5 Firemen


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, Scalloway was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

Scalloway had a call sign of C38 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W28, 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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