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Tokyo Fire Dept Heavy Chemical Pumper
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No: 10205   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Japan
Tokyo Fire Dept Heavy Chemical Pumper

HEAVY CHEMICAL PUMPER 1 - HANEDA (2ND DISTRICT) - UNKNOWN BASIS (1998)

THESE APPLIANCES ARE BASED NEAR AIRPORTS OR HEAVY INDUSTRIES AREAS, THEY ARE ALSO DISPATCHED IN THE "HYPER RESCUE UNITS".
Picture added on 18 August 2008
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Can you explain more about the "Hyper Rescue Units", is this a number of vehicles mobilised to an incident?

Added by Andy Daley on 20 October 2008.
Andy:

Hyper Rescue Units are special tactical support teams at very large fire stations, with one strategically located in each of seven of the city's ten fire districts.

Tokyo has 83 full-time and 208 volunteer fire stations.

All of the full time ones have two or three pumpers, an aerial, a command van and one or more ambulances, and some operate foam pumpers and/or rescue squads too.

In addition to these, the Hyper Rescue stations have a large number of special purpose trucks.

Included are rescue trucks of various kinds, including tunnel, collapse, line and water rescue, these heavy foam pumpers, hose layers, hazmat trucks, bulldozers, cranes, high volume pumps for water relaying, lighting units, ventilators, drone carriers, incident command units, rehab vans, decontamination trucks, mass casualty ambulances, communications units, personnel buses, traffic control units, transporters for tracked robotic fire fighting units, and many other rarely needed but very necessary types of equipment - many of which need highly trained specialist personnel.

The 208 volunteer stations are generally equipped only with light and/or medium pump appliances.

The department's staff includes 18, 400 paid and 26, 400 unpaid volunteers, and is the largest in the World. Almost certainly the best equipped, too!

Added by Rob Johnson on 18 May 2018.
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