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Inverness H&I FB Control unit
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No: 29   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2001   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: United Kingdom
Inverness H&I FB Control unit

Based on a Ford Cargo and Wilcox-Seadyke bodywork, the Highland and Island Fire Brigade had this control unit. It went out of service in 2001.
License plate LAS160Y
Picture added on 20 May 2005
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That went out of service in 2001? wow thats not bad for an old'un. Could this of been one of the longest serving appliances?

Added by Danny Jones on 15 September 2011.
No, unless you mean in Scotland. We are running a 1992 K reg Prime mover Volvo (Water bowser) and 2 F reg 1988 Scania's, 1 which is a Foam Tanker the other a Prime Mover. although all three are down for replacement, they are running brilliant.

Added by D.K on 15 September 2011.
DK, this is a Y Suffix not prefix so at a guess it entered service around 1980 without checking when Y suffix came out.

Added by Andy on 19 September 2011.
there is still E plates operational in Edinburgh, so that is an age of about 23/24 years old, though second hand, one E750MDE(ex. MWW) is on the run and E396RSC (ex. IOM MAN999U in reserve)

Added by Andy on 20 September 2011.
This vehicle dates from 1983 and was based at Stn A1 Inverness.

Added by Pete Matten on 21 September 2011.
Suffolk still have a D reg water carrier on the run at Leiston

Added by Graham on 21 September 2011.
E396RSC is still on the run at Sighthill in Edinburgh. Just back from a service and still going strong.

Added by David Williamson on 22 September 2011.
In many countries - including Germany - special purpose fire service units which do not respond to large numbers of calls are routinely operated for thirty or forty years. Volunteer fire companies often routinely replace their pumpers only after thirty years...

Even pumpers are commonly in service after forty years or longer in less busy fire departments in many South American countries.

These demonstrate that, as long as parts are available and proper maintenance is done, fire trucks from many countries of origin can remain in front line service for a lot longer than is common nowadays in most UK fire brigades.

Added by Rob Johnson on 14 August 2018.
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