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 ERF 84PF cut down  London FB  GYM 288N
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No: 22392   Contributor: Petros   Year: 1990   Manufacturer: ERF   Country: United Kingdom
ERF 84PF cut down London FB GYM 288N

September 1990 Ruislip workshops London FB, this was used for training/demonstration purposes. See also picture #22256 for same series.
Picture added on 26 February 2010 at 09:12
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Another great photo, Petros - really neat to see 'the workings', and the top of the water-tank angled down-wards away - presumably to take the sloped ladder stowage above.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 26 February 2010.
Pat:

Quite right! Now, of course, powered ladder racks mean it is no longer necessary to compromise the tank capacity...

That tank looks like it can hold 300 IG . Around the time these units were bought, LFB had already changed their specification from the older tank design, which held only 100 IG.

With high pressure hosereel systems, it became increasingly common for British firefighters to rely on these instantly-available small diameter hoses (seen here just behind the cab) for more and more fires - but 100 gallons would support only a very few minutes of use!

Of course, they could hook up to a hydrant, but this often took some time because hydrants in the UK are underground and need a standpipe to be installed before the hoses can be deployed.

Currently, fire pumpers in London still carry only 300 IG (1365 liters.) In other parts of the country, 1800 is the norm - and some go higher.

Added by Rob Johnson on 02 October 2017.
see also picture #21057.

Added by Peter Williams on 03 October 2017.
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