Dennis Specialist Vehicles is a major British manufacturer of specialised commercial vehicles and is based in Guildford, England. Dennis is however most famous for its fire engines, although its other major product lines are buses and trucks.
Dennis was founded as Dennis Brothers in 1895 and has a in recent years had several other owners. At this moment the original Dennis is split up in Dennis Bus and Dennis Fire (as of 2001 jointly called Alexander Dennis) and Dennis-Eagle. For the Dennis buses, see our bus and coach site, link at bottom of this page.
Dennis is a well known and popular manufacturer and has a large fan-base in the UK, hence the many hundreds of photos on the Fire Engine Photos site of 'the Dennis', old and new....
Holborn fire 1962
Taken at a fire in Holborn, London in 1962. Note London copper casting a wary eye upon me and my cam...
Dennis / Simon SS263 HP
MFS 104X based at Sighthill in Edinburgh. This appliance was replaced by a Scania / Simon ALP.
R series Dennis RJC 916T
Wrl RJC 916T was used at Wrexham by the Whole time crew as the second pump. Seen in the picture at W...
Dennis WT GDM 81K
Water tender GDM 81K was used by the retained, based at Wrexham in 1981.
bishops castle shropshire at bedstone school fire 1996
a couple of western area dennis"s at the top end of maryhill fire station yard just after getting th...