Category: Fire (General)

T307 FUA A Vauxhall Frontera from NYF&RS. Although …



T307 FUA A Vauxhall Frontera from NYF&RS. Although sponsorship has become almost essential for many brigades today, it cannot be denied that the resultant livery on this car is messy and hotch-potch.



The rear view. Notice that the blue lights are mounted on the roof rails so the car will have fewer holes in it when it comes to be sold on.

NV51 YJC This Peugeot 306 estate is a fire car belonging …



NV51 YJC This Peugeot 306 estate is a fire car belonging to NYF&R. It has a double blue roof light bar with ‘FIRE’ written over the light. The inset shows the front view of the blue lights, also with writing over them. There are also two small repeater blue lights mounted below the front bumper. The website on the rear screen is the official site of NYF&R.

YD52 TWW Here is a photograph of NYF&R’s Bronto Skylift…



YD52 TWW Here is a photograph of NYF&R’s Bronto Skylift. This ‘first’ is a very low vehicle, designed to fit into older fire stations and driven under low bridges. It cost £320,000 and is being used for training before being permanently stationed at York in 2003.



The rear of the above appliance. Fire engines have got lots of computerised equipment on board today, as seen behind the hatch. Near the top of the picture are the four wooden rests used to level the ground under the stabilisers.



A close up of one of the controls under the flap. The display is showing the safe operating limits of the boom (as detected by the computer) as well as the engine’s manning and other variables.

G73 NAG A side shot of a G registration Dennis …



G73 NAG A side shot of a G registration Dennis appliance. This is one of five identical vehicles that were bought in 1989. It seems to be suffering from the firefighters request for a pay rise, being covered in a number of yellow ‘Y’ support stickers.



The front / side view, showing the lighting and livery layout.

R512 MPY is one of a pair of foam / water …



R512 MPY is one of a pair of foam / water carrying appliances bought by NYF&RS in 1998. The identical sister vehicle is R513 MPY. They are Volvo FL6.18 trucks with specialist touches including massive tanks and silver grilles and bumpers.



The side view, showing the petrol-tanker style bodywork supplied by Massey Tankers. A fixed ladder is on the nearside to allow access to the top of the tank.



The rear view. The water level meter can be seen alongside a locker and the blue warning lamps. This appliance often travels long distances to incidents and is sometimes on the run empty. This means that it can get about far faster and then use its powerful vacuum pump at an incident to fill up.

NX03 JZL is a Volvo fire appliance based at …



NX03 JZL is a Volvo fire appliance based at Tadcater, North Yorkshire. It is a rescue unit built by Excalibur Specialist Vehicles and was new in April 2003.



The side view of the same engine, showing the lack of roof mounted ladders and large amount of lockers. This engine carries a small dinghy (oar-powered) for use on standing water.

NU52 RGX One of four Volvo FL6H-based appliances …



NU52 RGX One of four Volvo FL6H-based appliances built by Cummock-based Emergency One UK for North Yorkshire F&RS. This engine was based at York for a few days before being moved to Selby. This happened because this was the first of a newer, wider Volvo that struggled to negotiate the narrow streets of the city of York.

TD52 TWW A Mercedes Bronco Syklift appliance …



TD52 TWW A Mercedes Bronco Syklift appliance in use. Its stabilisers can be seen which allow the boom to move to a greater number of positions without risking tipping the appliance over.



The lift can be used to reach over obstacles, not just to reach heights. Here the operator is working the controls from the seated position at the base of the boom.



There are duplicate controls in the cradle, which allow the operator to move themselves about to great accuracy. Here the cradle looks to be hovering a few inches above the ground, some distance from the appliance.



A close-up look at the controls. The advanced electronics prohibits the user from moving the cradle to a position that could risk tipping the appliance.

FKU 898Y This is a South Yorkshire Fire …



FKU 898Y This is a South Yorkshire Fire Service Dennis appliance. Now in preservation, this 1980 appliance was originally stationed at Barnsley. Notice how the same livery is being used through to the early 2000’s.