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DG53 FWE This is one of a large number of Incident Response Units that the Government has purchased to respond to a terrorist attack in England and Wales. This one is fleet number 'IRU 010'. These MAN trucks have been converted by Marshall Special Vehicles to carry a wide range of equipment useful for contamination and chemical attack situations among others.
The rear view. Notice the red and yellow battenburg livery and material sides. These slide back to reveal palettes of equipment stored inside. There are no marks to identify the fire brigade county that the vehicle is being used in (and hence they have a non-specific livery). This is because after training nationwide, these vehicles will be collected in, stored and deployed to whichever county needs them in an emergency.
To load and unload the palettes of equipment, this Moffett Mounty fork lift truck is attached to the rear. It is fitted with its own blue flashing light and can be used to move other objects at incident scenes. Scotland has three similar-looking Scania appliances for its terrorist response.
Here are the vehicles in action. The Moffet Mounty fork-lift is unloading two of the containers of equipment from the side of the MAN. Notice how the fork-lift has a blue flashing light, and can lift two containers at a time. The sides of the fire appliance are accessed by pulling back the curtain sides.
The rear view. The rear looks very different without the fork-lift in place. Look how the entire roof of the appliance has lifted by about half a metre to facilitate access to the containers. Each container is labeled (e.g. offside 3 upper) so that every appliance around the country has the same equipment stored in the same place.
 
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K962 EYH This Volvo FL6.14 is one of a number owned by London Fire Brigade. The 'pod' on the rear is a control unit office. This is demountable and can be replaced by a breathing apparatus pod for example.
The rear view of the LFB control unit truck.
 
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LG52 RCU is a Citroen Berlingo van used by the telecommunications team of LFB.
 
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J916 CYP is responding to an emergency call in central London. This Volvo FL6.14 pump is one of 24 identical engines bought by LFB in 1992. They have registrations "J901 CYP" to "J924 CYP" and are distributed all over the capital.
A front overhead view of the same engine.
 
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J908 CYP After leaving front line service with LFB, engines can be shipped all over the world. This example is the former "J908 CYP" which was shipped to Malta and given the new registration of "FSE 112". The Fire & Security Engineering company use it as a training vehicle.
 
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K934 EYH An overhead shot of an identical appliance, showing the 'plan your escape' advertising and roof-mounted equipment of the LFB.
The rear overhead view of the Volvo along with two of its sister vehicles.
 
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E869 JYV is one of a trio of 1988 Dennis F127 turntable ladders owned by London Fire Brigade. Here the appliance is making its way through London's traffic on blues and twos. Unfortunately the appliance makes a lot more noise with its siren and engine than it does forward motion.
 
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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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N823 WPY is a Volvo FL6 14 training vehicle from North Yorkshire. Its sister vehicles N820-822 WPY are all fire appliances with North Yorkshire F&RS.
 
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This Landrover Defender is an unregistered fire vehicle. When photographed, it was on display at a Landrover dealership's off-road test track. It has no markings on its bodywork.
 
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YJ53 LHF A month later, the same Landrover has been liveried and registered and is in use at York fire station.
 
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This Landrover is used by Avon Fire Brigade's Community Safety Team.
 
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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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West Yorkshire Fire Brigade's Command Unit.
 
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A scenic view as a firefighter on an aerial platform uses the inbuilt water monitor.
 
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YO02 JEX This is a South Yorkshire fire car. This Ford Mondeo diesel has a minimal livery but still looks very smart.
 
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D526 SDS is a well-used 1986 Nissan 4x4 pick-up used at Sherburn Aero Club, North Yorkshire. It has a large cylinder of compressed foam fixed to the flat bed in the rear.
 
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NX53 AYV This is one of a number of Volvo appliances with Emergency One bodywork bought by NYF&RS in early 2004. This example is based at York.
 
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PNU 999R is a 6-wheeled Range Rover rescue tender. It was based at Retford Fire Station, Nottingham, with call sign 212.
 
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TTV 958X Another vehicle from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's Retford station's past is this Dennis RS133 rescue tender, call sign 512.
 
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N977 FWU and P654 PWW are appliances attending a derelict house that is on fire in West Yorkshire.
 
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V280 HBM This Vauxhall Astra is an fire officer's car from Pontefract. It has a magnetically-attached blue light and siren unit on the roof.
 
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NX53 AYW is a sister vehicle of 'AYV' above. It is an identical Volvo based at NYF&RS's Malton station.
 
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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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YD52 TWW NYF&RS's Bronto Skylift appliance in use at a training exercise. Notice how it has leveled itself on sloping cobbles.
The crew train in using the appliance for river rescue work, surprising passing mariners with its reach.
 
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YX03 FVL An 03 registration Scania fire appliance from Humberside Fire Brigade.
 
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YX03 FVN An almost identical vehicle that is being used for driver training.
The rear view, showing the 'L' plate and roof equipment arrangement.
 
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N823 WYP A NYF&RS breathing apparatus training unit sitting on the back of a flat bed fire engine used for driver training.
 
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A T&WMFB flat bed truck appliance. Here it is loaded with a demountable iron lung. If you collect the other three in the series can they be put together to make the logo?
 
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B919 KWM This photograph shows a Merseyside Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine responding to a fire in a Refuse Wagon. It was taken on Scotland Road, Liverpool, during the early 1990's.
 
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