Retained Unit.


Present                  Loyal Terrace, TONGUE.                        Photo

14/11/2009            New Station




1980's                    Sub Officer Burr

2009                      Watch Manager Neil Reid (there at opening of new station)



1990 MST710R Bedford CF/Fulton and Wylie CFV
1998 C836AAS Bedford CF/Fulton and Wylie LFA
2001 X919RST LDV Convoy 400/HIFB LFA
2007 SY04CAU LDV Convoy 400 3.85T/HIFB LFA
2009 R965ETL Volvo FL6-14/John Dennis/HIFRS WrL

  R9965ETL is an Ex Lincolnshire Volvo.



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 Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service



The Northern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Volunteer
  Standpipe and Hose 1 Leading Fireman
    5 Firemen


1978 Got an LFA.

2000/2001 Upgraded to BA status.

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

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

Tongue had a call sign of C50 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T47, 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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