Gloucester City Fire Brigade
New in 1956, this Sunbeam was used by the Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Bournemouth until 1969. The vehicle shown has different registration plates front and rear.
City of Chester Fire Brigade
Dating from 1949, this pump escape has been fully restored when sen in 2018. It is part of Cheshire FRS’s historic fleet. The Rolls Royce 8-cylinder engine, combined with a 4-speed gearbox, propells the emergency appliance from 0-60 mph in a heady 45 seconds. Fuel consumption is usually 3 or 4 mpg.
Blackburn Fire Brigade
New to the roads in January 1961, this fire engine originally served in Blackburn and is now in preservation. When new it cost £4,500 and was the first fire vehicle in the county to be fitted with a blue flashing light – a new Home Office recommendation at the time. The name plate for Alderman Robert F Mottershead is in honour of the vice chairman of the watch and the fire birgade committee of the town council.
SF66 LYZ, SF66 LZB, SF66 LYY
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Iveco / Emergency One
Tactial Response Vehicle. Two example of the six that were introduced in 2017. They are based at Harrogate, Malton, Northallerton, Ripon, Tadcaster and Scarborough. The appliances are crewed by three staff rather than four or five in a larger appliance. They are slightly smaller and lighter than atraditional appliance at 10 tonnes rather than 15. While some counties have gone for mucyh smaller vehicles based on a van, NYFRS have gone for larger vehicles to allow the flexibility of carrying up to five people and more equipment. Their introduction was marred by resistence from the FBU and negative news stories that they were not as good as a full fire appliance, despite looking the same to any casual observer.