AK52 ZZP Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Ford Ranger based on Lundy Island. This is the only emergency vehicle on the island that covers two square miles and lies about 12 miles from the mainland. Devon & Somerset FRS formally recognised its links with Lundy in 2008 when it gave the volunteer firefighters this dedicated 4×4 and officially recorded the island’s fire station. Prior to this arrangement, fire cover was provided by islanders towing a water bowser or pump behind their own tractors.
The 4 x 4 vehicle is equipped with a water tank and fire fighting equipment to enable volunteers to deal with a fire until further help arrives from the mainland. The Ford Ranger was transported to the island by a squadron of the Royal Marines in difficult sea conditions.
Also shown is the water bowser that can be towed by this car or by another islander’s vehicle. Incidentally, water is rationed on the island as there is no natural source of drinking water.Share Follow