Category Archives: Fire (General)

DY53 LKU This is one of NYF&RS’s VW Golf estate …

DY53 LKU This is one of NYF&RS’s VW Golf estate fire cars. A number of these cars were purchased in November 2003.
The rear view of the same car. Notice that it has removable blue lights that are attached by magnets to the roof. This means that they can be used on other fire vehicles. Also some magnetic lights cannot be used while in motion as they may fall off.
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Here is a West Yorkshire pump in use at a major …

Here is a West Yorkshire pump in use at a major fire in Bradford.
More shots from around the site where polystyrene ignited and caused a major incident for the fire brigade.
A West Yorks. turntable ladder is shrouded in the smoke.
Another turntable ladder is use in the thick, black smoke.
A different view, showing the height of the smoke and the trail of hoses on the ground.
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This Jaguar fire car is is a one-off donated and converted …

This Jaguar fire car is is a one-off donated and converted by Chris Coote Conversions of Scunthorpe for the Cadwell Park motor racing circuit. It is fitted with a blue light bar and repeater blue lights behind the grille. The amber beacons are used when the vehicle is on circuit in a non-emergency capacity.
The Jaguar can be manned by two people but is normally solo-crewed as the operators are volunteers.
The fire fighting equipment consists of four portable extinguishers, two “blue” powder ones and two “white” foam. It is normal practice at racing circuits to kill the fire quickly with the powder extinguisher and, if necessary cool the area down using the foam. Consequently once the rear doors are opened the first extinguisher to hand is always the “blue”. A large capacity foam extinguisher is situated in the vehicle. This has to be pressurised before use and is discharged via a hose and nozzle. Once the tank is pressurised it must be discharged the same day so it isn’t pressurised unless essential.
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