Retained Unit.


? to ?                     Wooden Hut?

? to 2003                Garage?                                                                                  Photo

2003                        Sumburgh, Virkie, Shetland, ZE3 9JN                                Photo







1990 MST713R Bedford CF/HCB Angus CFA
1993 L969RAS Mercedes 310D/HIFB LFA
2006 K268MST Mercedes 1124/Carmichael WrL
2008 SY03BNK MAN 10-225/HIFB WrL
2011 March M429XAS Volvo Fl6-14/Carmichael WrL
2012 SY03BNK MAN 10-225/Emergency One WrL

Service Training School

?                          M429XAS          Mercedes 1124AF/Carmichael                            WrL

 2013 August    V558JST            Dennis Sabre ML/HIFB                                        WrL


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




1978        Got an LFA.
1/93-3/94 Got a new LFA
2001 New station being built.
2002/2003               New station completed and occupied.
With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Sumburgh was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

M429XAS is kept under cover at Lerwick for use as a spare when not at Sumburgh STC (Service Training School)

Sumburgh had a call sign of C39 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W27, 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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