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2010 Mercedes Actros B FU, London Fire Brigade
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No: 23474   Contributor: Murray Beale   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: United Kingdom
2010 Mercedes Actros B FU, London Fire Brigade

Taken on 2nd June 2010 this is one of the new Bulk Foam Units coming into service with the London Fire Brigade. Alfa 397, WV 59 PXY is BFU2 and is based at Finchley fire station. It was parked outside the Southwark Training Centre.
Picture added on 03 June 2010 at 08:10
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Hi Murray, nice photo, do you know how many litres of foam it carries?

Added by Mark Corfield on 03 June 2010.
mark, the palletised loads on this appliance each carries 1,000 litres. It carries 8,000 litres of low-ex foam and 1,000 or 2,000 litres of hi-ex foam as well as well as 2 equipment pallets which include foam generators, monitors and branches, etc.

2 of these appliances have been ordered, 1 for finchley and 1 for sutton (as i believe, could be wrong). The LFB are also exploring the idea of bulk dry powder units for incidents requiring bulk loads of dual media.

see the old foam unit in picture #867

hope this helps, dave

Added by Dave on 03 June 2010.
No I don't Mark, but I will find out for you next week when I am back at Southwark.

Added by Murray Beale on 03 June 2010.
counting the Schultz containers guess 5 aside would make 10.000 litres as each container holds 1000lts.

Added by Bobe on 03 June 2010.
This BFU is based at Harrow instead of Finchley

Added by Ryan on 08 June 2012.
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