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Berliet Pompiers de Paris oldies parade
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No: 28720   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Berliet   Country: France
Berliet Pompiers de Paris oldies parade

Brigade de Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris
Berliet Pumper
13 July, 2011, oldies parade to commemorate the 200 years of the Paris FB
Picture added on 18 July 2011 at 15:26
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This generation is a late 1950s pumper, most notable for the fact that in those days the Paris fire service operated with a ten or eleven man crew on these pumpers.

Like fire brigades in many other European countries, they relied on orange warning beacons at that time rather than blue, which was a later German import. They still had orange when I lived there in 1972.

Just as they still do in Paris, these vintage pumpers had two one-man hose carts hung on the back and hook ladders included in the collection of ladders on the roof. They did not however, have a water tank or hose reel system, as they were intended for serious firefighting.

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 September 2017.
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