Category Archives: Fire (General)

London Fire Brigade BMW i3’s

London Fire Brigade BMW i3’s

These electric vehicles were introduced in 2016 and feature a range-extender engine under the boot floor. This doesn’t power the wheels, it just charges the batteries to double the range from around 180 miles. The car is quick around the streets of the capital with 0-60 in eight seconds and a top speed of 93.

There are 52 vehicles in the fleet (as of August 2016) with the following registration plates:
LF16 EVK, LF16 PTX, LF16 XCE, LF16 YXO, LF16 PNE, LF16 PTY, LF16 YPW, LF16 YXP, LF16 PNL, LF16 PTZ, LF16 YPX, LF16 YXR, LF16 PNO, LF16 PVA, LF16 YPZ, LF16 YXS, LF16 PNU, LF16 PVD, LF16 YRG, LF16 YXT, LF16 PNV, LF16 PVK, LF16 YRK, LF16 YXU, LF16 PNZ, LF16 XBH, LF16 YRM, LG16 AXB, LF16 PPU, LF16 XBM, LF16 YRP, LG16 AXC, LF16 PPV, LF16 XBO, LF16 YXH, LG16 AXK, LF16 PPY, LF16 XBS, LF16 YXJ, LG16 AXM, LF16 PPZ, LF16 XBT, LF16 YXK, LG16 AXN, LF16 PSY, LF16 XBU, LF16 YXL, LG16 AXP, LF16 PTU, LF16 XBV, LF16 YXM, LG16 AXR.

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LX65 BWZ, LX65 BWV London Fire Brigade Nissan Navara

LX65 BWZ, LX65 BWV
London Fire Brigade
Nissan Navara
Unmarked fire vehicles. These are two of five identical cars used for specialist operations. They would normally be deployed on high-risk tasks or when inconspicuity is called for. One use that the crew train for is following behind a lone gunman street attack helping to grab and run with casualties. They would be quickly placed onto a polythene sheet and dragged by two firefighter in bullet proof vests to a place of safety.

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K412 EET South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Mercedes Benz / Saxon

K412 EET
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Mercedes Benz / Saxon
Still part of the fleet in 2016, despite being new in 1993. This appliance, along with sister vehicle K413 EET are both non-operational vehicles used for youth engagement work such as fire cadets and LIFE/ARC courses. The courses run for about a week at stations across South Yorkshire so the appliance moves around regularly.

Neither vehicle has any radio communication equipment or Mobile Data Terminals installed. They’ve been off front-line duties for several years and 4 further sister vehicles were disposed of a number of years prior to this photo.

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