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.


Highlands & Islands Fire & Rescue Service

Helping make the Highlands & Islands a safer and better place to live, work and visit 

<PHOTO> The new Station

Scalloway Fire Station
Opening Ceremony
Saturday 1 October 2011


Chief Fire Officer’s Welcome 

Welcome to all our guests and friends at the opening of the new Fire Station in Scalloway, Shetland.
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 Scalloway, 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. 

Trevor Johnson
Chief Fire Officer 


Station Opening Ceremony 

Shetland District Manager’s Introduction
Group Manger Duncan MacDougall 

Chief Fire Officer’s Address
CFO Trevor Johnson 

Official Opening
Fire Board Convener Richard Durham 

Scalloway Officer in Charge’s Response
Watch Manager Andrew Hunter 

The Scalloway Fire Unit
This is a new station developed on the traditional design and construction specification on green site and is a quality building using the latest in “green” technology
<PHOTO> Water Tender Ladder
<PHOTO> Former Scalloway Station
The investment made in this station, clearly demonstrates the Board’s commitment to the island and rural communities.



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