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ERF/HCB-Angus Bristol Fire Brigade
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No: 17341   Contributor: Des Fedrick   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: ERF   Country: United Kingdom
ERF/HCB-Angus Bristol Fire Brigade

ERF/HCB-Angus Bristol fire brigade. Photo taken sept 2008.
Picture added on 31 May 2009 at 02:36
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They don't come much better than this! Silver sides so that scratches made by brambles & other road users on narrow lanes don't show, lots of locker space, an escape and as it's a WrE it will have plenty of water!

I have never seen a fire engine with so many ladders! I guess there must be five on it (the escape, a roof ladder, a short extension, a 35 foot with curved hand rails (don't know what its propper name is, sorry!) and chances are a step ladder in one of the lockers) Bristols firemen could climb Everest with that lot!

Added by George A'court on 02 June 2009.
It did not carry quite that many in Bristol,certainly not an escape AND 35'ladder.

Added by Bob on 02 June 2009.
George......the 35 foot extention ladder is either a Bayley or more likely an Ajax.......the sides are trusses not handrails.......you were not permitted to use the 'strings' as handrails...just the 'rounds' (rungs)

Added by Barrie Green on 02 June 2009.
Thank you for telling me about that 35' ladder. Obviously the owner has a large collection of "climbing tools" and wanted to use them!

Added by George A'court on 04 June 2009.
Well...thats about the normal complement of ladders on a Pump Escape

Added by Barrie Green on 04 June 2009.
Guys, If you search for TSA 980 the Grampian or North Eastern Fire Brigade Dennis I think it carried 6 ladders - Wheeld Escape, 35ft Extension, 2 x Hook Ladders, and 2 others...

Added by Andy on 04 June 2009.
George:

If you like counting ladders, I suggest you go the Chile section and take a look at some of the photos on there of their ladder trucks. You will run out of fingers, and maybe toes, too...

Added by Rob Johnson on 19 May 2018.
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