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Picture of Tokyo Fire Department Unimog
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No: 11871   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: Japan
Picture of Tokyo Fire Department Unimog

TOKYO FIRE DEPARTMENT
HEADQUARTER TRUCK 4X4 UNIMOG MERCEDES (1995)
BASED IN SETAGAYA FS (HQ OF 2ND DISTRICT)

Unique vehicle at the TFD, serves as HQ for mountainous and rural areas of Tokyo as well as for incidents on the river banks
You will notice the license plate number 119, fire emergency calling number in Japan.
Picture added on 20 October 2008
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Apart from some older Iveco-Magirus ladders, Unimogs are the only imported fire trucks in TFD's enormous fleet of vehicles.

They are also used as off-road rescues, and paired up with high capacity pumps and LHD hose layer bodies to relay large volumes of water in post earthquake situations - when mains can be totally destroyed and road surfaces rendered impassable for everyday fire trucks...

Added by Rob Johnson on 16 May 2018.
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