Category Archives: Fire (General)

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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SF66 LYZ, SF66 LZB, SF66 LYY North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Iveco..

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.

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