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WSF&RS 1997/8 Dennis Dart/LCB Command Unit
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No: 17355   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
WSF&RS 1997/8 Dennis Dart/LCB Command Unit

WSF&RS 1997/8 Dennis Dart/LCB Command Unit.

This is Haywards Heaths 1997/8 Dennis Dart bus chassis with bodywork by Leicester Carriage Builders Incident Command Unit.The West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service operated two of these,the first,exactly the same as this one operated out of Bognor Regis fire station,it has now been replaced with a new ICU and is now the brigades Information Unit.
Photographs of Bognor's ICU before and after becoming the Information Unit can be seen under my name on this site.This appliance though still remains operational at this time and was actually photographed at Haywards Heath'Open Day'in 2008.
Picture added on 31 May 2009 at 17:13
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I believe that, before the Dennis Dart ICUs, West Sussex had two Ford 'A' series ICUs, built in the late 1970s and also stationed one at Bognor Regis and one at Haywards Heath. What ICUs, if any, did WSFB have before the Fords?

Added by Bill Edwards on 14 January 2013.
RYX 156 1955 Fordson ET.6/Home Office SXF 361 1956 Fordson ET.6/Home Office, both ex: Civil Defence 1973, painted White.

Added by M.West on 15 January 2013.
West Sussex operated 2 Ford Thames ET6/Home Office(Ex-Civil Defence)Control Units dating from 1955 and 1956.The vehicle registered SXF 361 from 1956 was based at Station 17 Chichester, and the other with the registration RYX 156 was based at Station 12 Horsham.

Added by Pete Matten on 15 January 2013.
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