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Devon & Somerset MAN/JDC lockers up
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No: 11027   Contributor: Alex Lane   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: MAN   Country: United Kingdom
Devon & Somerset MAN/JDC lockers up

This is the current second away from the retained station of Bideford in North Devon. It is a 2005 MAN 12.225 (WA54 LLP) delivered brand new to the station. It is seen here during the weekly checks with the lockers up and the lights on
Picture added on 14 September 2008
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Alex Lane, help me out here. Is that a telephone hand piece I see in the pump bay area to rear?! What do you do with that? And, are they the original old suction hose clamps on the rear locker wall!? In my day I would have gotten a boot up the a. if I'd stowed the ase-end near-sde hose locker without all couplings aligned! That was the difference between the best and the, , , , ?!

Added by Pavel on 20 September 2008.
Hi Pavel, That is indeed a telephone handset in the pump bay- it is in addition to the phone in the cab. This allows the driver/pump operator to request more resources to an incident, inform Q.D (control room) of whats going on at an incident etc from the pump bay so the pump doesnt have to be left unattended.

Yes those are original suction hose wrenches in the pump bay, used to take the collecting head off and also connecting and tightening the hard suction hoses to the intake of the major pump.

The reason for the hose couplings not all being aligned is because they often get caught in the locker when closing, so they have to be jiggled about a bit before the locker can close propery - its not the firefighters being slack!!!

If you want any more info or have any more questions feel free to ask :)

Added by Alex on 20 September 2008.
a nice photo. Have you got any details on the rescue gear carried. It looks as if the appliance is carrying Hurst rescue gear, however I cannot see whether it carries a combi tool or cutter and spreader. Does it also carry a sabre saw?

kind regards

Matthias Stockebrand

Added by Matthias Stockebrand on 28 November 2008.
Nah Pav, its an excuse for not Dutch rolling well enough!!!

Added by John Stott on 28 November 2008.
Interested to see what type of hose couplings, for both the discharge and suction hoses - I take it, both sets have male/female connections.....

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 28 November 2008.
Hi Matthias, as you pointed out, this appliance carries Hurst cutting equipment. The JL27 is kept on the bottom shelf (just visible on the far right side of the shelf) with the jaws, hydraulic pump and hydraulic lines. On the pull-out shelf above are two different size rams. The Combi Cutter is carried by the first away ( picture #10695 ), but only carries the epco manual hydraulic spreaders and rams.

Neither appliance carries a sabre saw, although we did have one on trial a few months ago, carried on the first away, but we no longer have it.

Alex Lane

Added by Alex on 02 December 2008.
Pat, the delivery hose has 23/4" male and female instantaneous couplings, the suction has 6" screw male / female.

Added by John Stott on 03 December 2008.
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