W29 BIXTER

Retained Unit.

 

Stations

 

? to 2002                                Wooden Hut?

2002                                        Garage?                                                                                           Photo Station and Trailer

?                                              Off Main Road, Bixter, Shetland, ZE2 9NH  (there 2017)         Photo

 

Firemasters

 

 

? to ?                                      Sub Officer

 

 

Appliances

 

 

? to 2002

Trailer

 

 

2002

F861RAS

Ford Transit/Fulton and Wylie

LFA
2004 SY04BWW LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB  (3.85T) LFA
2009 M429XAS Volvo FL 6-14/Carmichael WrL
2011 March V557JST Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL

 

 

 

Brigades

 

 

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

 

 

Notes

 

 

Unit established 17/5/1979?

 

Unit went mobile in April? 2002.

 

With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Bixter was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

Bixter had a call sign of C43 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W29, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

 

 

 

Establishment 2000

 

                                                                                                    Equipment                                                             Auxiliary

 

                                                                                                    Pump & Hose                                                       1 Sub Officer

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Leading Firefighter

                                                                                                                                                                                    8 Firefighters

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.

 

 

 

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