J133001 Ports of Jersey Iturri Toro 4×4

Ports of Jersey
Iturri Toro 4×4
This Spanish-built appliance was new to the fleet in 2018. It cost £400,000 and is smaller than more established 6×6 airport fire tenders. It weighs 24 tonnes compared to the older 32 tonne trucks. This means that it uses less fuel and has better acceleration (0-50 mph in 23 seconds). It is also more suited to the islands narrow winding roads when off-airfield.

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WX14 ETA Freewheelers BMW F 800 GT

BMW F 800 GT
A blood bike seen collecting samples in Bristol. Note the yellow box on the rear, this has been designed to carry Covid-19 samples to go to the local NHS or Public Health laboratories. This bike is one of the reserve Blood Bikes.

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These historic photos dating from around 1971 show the fire brigade r..

These historic photos dating from around 1971 show the fire brigade responding to a fire call as a crowd gathers on the pavement. They are at a ‘persons reported’ call where there is information that someone may be trapped in a house fire. Two ambulances have also arrived on scene to deal with any casualties. Furthermore two police cars have also arrived to assist. The scene is at Avenue Road in Gateshead.

BBB 22J is the ERF fire engine (in brighter red)

ATN 336B is the AEC fire engine, recognised by the non black roof and conical blinker lights. This was always a Fossway engine but must have been in the reserve fleet at the time. It is maroon and parked immediately outside the house.

EBB 783  is an Emergency Tender ‘Charlie 4’  from Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. It is the maroon vehicle parked on the opposite side of the street.

The two ambulances are based at Gateshead.

WPT 214J is a British Leyland Mini Van from 1971. A second Mini Van is seen in the foreground. From 1969 the Austin and Morris badges were dropped and they were just known as the Mini Van. It is either a 848cc or 998cc version which were cosmetically the same. The vehicles are operated by Durham Constabulary during the short period of time when they covered Gateshead. In 1969 Gateshead county borough police merged into Durham county but just five years later in 1974 Gateshead was taken over by the newly formed Northumbria Police as part of the local authority boundary changes and the formation of the county of Tyne and Wear.

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