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Drogheda Fire & Rescue Ford Hydraulic Platform
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No: 12594   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: Ireland
Drogheda Fire & Rescue Ford Hydraulic Platform

This is the Hydraulic platform from the Drogheda Fire and Rescue service (Ireland). It is a Ford D1617 Custum, platform is a Simon Snorkel Snorkel 263.
It's a former Surrey Fire service unit.
Picture added on 24 November 2008
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Aerial rescue pump was tendered for and i believe will be delivered next year.

Added by John Mc Ateer on 24 November 2008.
Nice to see this Ford D HP still working. Our Brunei FSD similar Ford D HP was disposed in 2000.

Added by Bomba Boy on 25 November 2008.
ex guildford

Added by Dave on 01 July 2010.
The D1617 was used for quite a number of Snorkels. It was less costly than the ERF or Dennis Delta chassis, but it had the same Perkins V8 engine, and the lack of a crew cab was not a drawnack, because hardly any brigades ever ran Snorkels with a full crew.

It did not have a low-profile cab, of course, so it could not fit in to every appliance room doorway, but this was not always a concern.

Added by Rob Johnson on 21 August 2014.
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