Category Archives: FIRE

CU62 AWY Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Mercedes Benz Sp..

CU62 AWY
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Mercedes Benz Sprinter / JDC
Known as a Rural Response Unit, this is the primary fire appliance for Caldey Islands volunteer firefighters. All of the clothing kit is stored in the vehicle rather than in the garages which are not weathertight. Normally the first person to arrive at the station would drive this vehicle to the fire scene and the other firefighters would travel directly to the scene. The station name on the door is shown as the old spelling of ‘Caldy’ rather than the current spelling which is Caldey. This appliance was delivered to the island by army chinook helicopter in January 2017. Small amounts of damage near each wheel arch can be seen where the straps suspended the vehicle below the helicopter.

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W186 XTH Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Land Rover Defen..

W186 XTH
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Land Rover Defender
This capable off-roader helps the volunteer firefighters of Caldey Island reach all parts of the island. It is a multi-agency vehicle, carrying the badges of the fire service as well as Dyfed-Powys Police, Welsh Ambulance Service, Pembrokeshire County Council and Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The single volunteer coastguard on the island uses the vehicle the most and their yellow jacket can be seen hanging up inside it.

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L494 YDE Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Dennis / Carmich..

L494 YDE
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Dennis / Carmichael
This 1993 appliance is the only full-size fire vehicle on Caldey Island. It was off the run in 2018 as it was awaiting parts to be fixed. Mechanics from the fire service have to rely on boats running to the island to take them and their equipment over. The vehicle is not particularly suited to the small island with few roads, but comes in useful for relaying water.

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service The line-up of firefighti..

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
The line-up of firefighting appliances on Caldey Island in Pembrokeshire. The island is about 2 square kilometres and has little in the way of roads. Around 40 people live there, but this number swells greatly in summer months with day trippers. Six volunteer firefighters crew the vehicles. If they are faced with a major incident, backup firefighters are brought from the mainland by Tenby’s lifeboat.

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LFM 200 City of Chester Fire Brigade Dennis F7

LFM 200
City of Chester Fire Brigade
Dennis F7
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.

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NCB 100 Blackburn Fire Brigade Dennis F28

NCB 100
Blackburn Fire Brigade
Dennis F28
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.

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