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Merseyside fast response fire bikes are shown here alongside a regular …

Merseyside fast response fire bikes are shown here alongside a regular fire motorbike. The fast response bikes are used to put out small fires without the need for an appliance to attend. They work in pairs and the rider has specially designed clothes that are suitable for riding the motorbike and fire fighting. Water or foam is directed at the fire from lances just visible on the rear.
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NK53 HYP This blue Yamaha is used by firefighters in…

NK53 HYP This blue Yamaha is used by firefighters in Durham and Darlington to help educate youths on avoiding road accidents. The writing on the side reads “Firewatch – safer people, safer places”.
The rear shot, showing the second bike in the iron lung (NK53 JHV). The pair of bikes were previously operated by the police, but it was thought that the message about road safety would be more effective coming from fire fighters as they generally receive more respect from that age group.
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RO04 EWC This is a Honda ST1300 fire motorbike…

RO04 EWC This is a Honda ST1300 fire motorbike. It was the first successful operational response motorcycle in the UK. It was set up and ridden by Crew Manager Terry Clarry in Liverpool city centre from June 2004 to May 2009. It responded to automated fire alarms, the majority of which had been found to be false alarms in the past. The bike was also used as an engagement tool for youth programmes and was requested by the city council during large public events.
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