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No: 18863   Contributor: Andy Daley   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: MAN   Country: United Kingdom
Merseyside Fire and Rescue MAN

MAN TGA/TVAC/Papworth Hazmat Pump for Merseyside F&RS currently based at Bromborough.
Picture added on 27 August 2009 at 11:57
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What are the main roles for this Hazmat pump? Does it operate as a normal pump alongside its Hazmat duties? And what are its limitations?

Added by YelpBullhorn on 28 August 2009.
Identical to Cheshire pumps

Added by Jake Caswell on 31 August 2009.
The appliance is a dedicated pump, however it carries less equipment than conventional water ladders - ie only one hose reel. The remainder of the space is used for Hazmat equipment, for example the rear cab can be transformed into a small office area with computers etc. It responds to all Hazmat incidents across Merseyside, however if it is already engaged at an incident as a Pump, a replacement appliance will be dispatched to the incident so it can proceed to the Hazmat call - hope this helps.

Added by Andy Daley on 02 September 2009.
Seems like a strange idea, you'd think they'd just use a Transit type van for the HAZMAT role? I guess it comes down to lack of budget....

Added by Andy on 03 September 2009.
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