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WX54 VSK This MAN prime mover can be seen carrying …

WX54 VSK This MAN prime mover can be seen carrying one of a number of urban search and rescue pods.
The pods can be rapidly loaded and loaded at incidents. Here pod 3 is being unloaded by the prime mover.
This side view shows the hydraulic arm which is used to load and unload the pods onto the prime mover.
Here we have a close up of a pod. This particular one is urban search and rescue pod 4. All pods based around the country are numbered the same so that the equipment contained within them is consistent.
EU56 GKD This Bobcat all-terrain vehicle is contained within pod 4. It can be used to carry equipment and personal equipment over rough terrain. The vehicle is fitted with high power lights and LED’s at the top of the windscreen.
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OU06 HFM This Volvo S40 demonstrator was in use …

OU06 HFM This Volvo S40 demonstrator was in use with West Yorkshire Fire service in spring 2007. The vehicle has a semi battenburg mark up and blue lights on the bumper, behind the grill, on the dashboard and on the roof.
The rear view of the same Volvo, showing how the high visibility striping continues over the door pillars from the boot edge.
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YJ06 WNF This Mercedes Sprinter 416 CDI 4×4 …

YJ06 WNF This Mercedes Sprinter 416 CDI 4×4 is used by West Yorkshire as an urban fire appliance. There is room for the crew in the cab whilst a limited amount of equipment is carried in the rear. Its compact size and four wheel drive enable it to reach places that larger and heavier appliances would be unable to get access.
The rear view of the appliance showing the hoses and pumping equipment.
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WX54 VNP are also MAN TGA / Marshall SV prime …

WX54 VNP are also MAN TGA / Marshall SV prime movers. This time they are seen carrying high volume pumping units. These units are demountable from the prime mover and can pump water up at up to 8000 litres per minute. The units also carry large diameter hose.
The rear view of the high volume pumping unit showing the pumping section on the left complete with a blue light and a flood light, and the hose laying unit on the right. A number of these high volume pumps  appeared in the press during summer 2007 as Britain struggled to cope with abnormal amounts of rain fall and extreme flooding.
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YK05 EXP This is a Mercedes Benz Vito that is used by …

YK05 EXP This is a Mercedes Benz Vito that is used by North Yorkshire FRS as an equipment van. It replaces a T-reg Vauxhall Frontera. The Vito has much more room to carry equipment used for fire safety events.
The rear view of the van. It carries a simple livery and has blue lights fitted. It does not have any writing on the bodywork, just ‘fire’ written on the roof-mounted light bar.
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