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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue CARP FJ59 NYU
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No: 28710   Contributor: Andy Daley   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Scania   Country: United Kingdom
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue CARP FJ59 NYU

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Combined Aerial Rescue Pump (CARP) which was seen at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It based on a Scania P340 6x2 rear-steer chassis with JDC bodywork. The booms are Vema 282ARP.
Picture added on 18 July 2011 at 15:21
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According to Fire Cover No 194 page 39 both Derbyshire CARPS have been returned to JDC as not fit for purpose. JDC are replacing them with ALPs for Derbyshire at no extra cost.

Added by Peter Williams on 10 March 2012.
Yes this is correct, they were found to be too noisy. Don't think either of them has ever turned a wheel in anger.

Added by Phil Reed on 13 March 2012.
and overweight and therefore illegal too Phil - when will brigade transport officers learn ?

Added by Rick Loudon on 13 March 2012.
Quite right Rick. The CARP fiasco that has unfolded in recent years is well documented and yet they keep being ordered. At least the brigade seem to have reached a sensible resolution, keeping the 3 "W" reg Volvo/Bronto ALPs in the meantime. Sobering to think that 25 years ago, Derbyshire ran 6 aerials, 2 ERF/Simon HPs and 4 TLs (3 S&D and an AEC) How times change!

Added by Phil Reed on 13 March 2012.
F&RS's in the UK now realise that this system does not work, you only have to look at what South Yorkshire and Humberside have been left with. Even Merseyside have now realised that it was'nt practical, instead they have recassied two ALP's for half the cost. I don't think thay will be around for long.

Added by Soren Heeks on 16 March 2012.
the Derbyshire Carps are for sale in Ireland one at the recent CFO conference in Cork.

Added by Peter Williams on 21 June 2013.
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