Category Archives: Fire (General)

EBB 846W is a former incident command unit …

EBB 846W is a former incident command unit from the Tyne and Wear fire brigade. The vehicle took close to two years to design and build and was registered for road used in 1980.
The units call sign was Alpha 07, and it still displays this plate next to its left hand indicator. The appliance is now in preservation, some 25 years after it was first put into service.
The vehicle contains everything required for a major incident including briefing rooms and a kitchen. To accommodate all of these features, it was based on a Dennis bus chassis, with the body work built about that.
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E576 GJX This Land Rover Defender has been …

E576 GJX This Land Rover Defender has been specially extended to accommodate fire-fighting equipment on the rear. This tri-axle vehicle provides fire cover at events and is run by East Lindsey Fire Protection Services.
The rear shot shows the modifications. A water tank is in the centre, and is surrounded by hoses, extinguishers and other such paraphernalia.
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D999 URC This is a Derbyshire Fire Control Unit. It is …

D999 URC This is a Derbyshire Fire Control Unit. It is based on a Dodge G13C chassis with a Customline conversion. New in 1986, this vehicle is based at Ripley. The plate on the side reads “Derbyshire County Council Fire Service”.
The rear view of the same Dodge. The red and white checker markings indicate its control status at a large incident. Firefighters arriving at an incident would report to the rear door to be briefed.
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WX54 VKL This is a MAN 6×4 prime mover produced …

WX54 VKL This is a MAN 6×4 prime mover produced by Marshall SV. Over 200 of these vehicles were ordered in 2004 by the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s ‘New Dimension’ initiative. They are a very flexible vehicle as pods of specialist equipment can be loaded onto the rear and taken to the incident. This is done by a small crane arm that is mounted behind the cab.
The rear view of the Marshall prime mover.
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SV54 AUJ This is a 10-crewcab Scania belonging …

SV54 AUJ This is a 10-crewcab Scania belonging to Grampian Fire & Rescue, with Emergency One (UK) bodywork. It is ‘711’ which is based at Peterhead full-time station. The most striking thing is that the engine’s base colour is white (as is the rest of Grampians engines). Rumour has it that this is because any replacement panels would have had to be sprayed with a base colour of white before the red – so this colour scheme saves time and money!
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