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 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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