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772 Grampian Fire Service Aberdeen fire station
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No: 2944   Contributor: Hendo   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Scania   Country: United Kingdom
772 Grampian Fire Service Aberdeen fire station

772 SV55 CFG Scania 340bhp Stationed at Anderson Drive Fire Station in Aberdeen.
Picture added on 09 May 2007
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Grampian Fire and Rescue Services, United Kingdom
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Nice photo taking style. How do you do it?

Added by Jim on 10 May 2007.
just tilt the camera a bit mate. Happened by accident really

Added by Hendo on 10 May 2007.
Why white? Its stupid. The scania is definatley the best type of fire appliance in the UK, in my opinion. I used to be a volvo lover, but there is no comparison between them now.

Added by Buzz on 13 June 2007.
Grampian Fire and Rescue chose white for their appliances after a road saftey study indicated the safest colour for vehicle visibility was either white or yellow. Since new fire appliances arrive from manufactures in base coat white, Grampian decided to not paint their appliances the flouresent red they used to use and just keep the white. Unofficially when the appliances came on the run in 1998, there was budget cuts so to save money they decided to not paint the new appliances! There are not many red appliances left in Grampian now.

Added by Barry Reid on 19 June 2007.
Regarding the last comment in which I agree that the white colour is of more significance and that all ambulance vehicles in Scotland will now adopt the European yellow brading. How do Grampian Fire And Rescue Vehicles not have the red and yellow chequers for increased visibility that other UK fire services have adopted.

Added by Brian6720 on 22 September 2007.
Cracjing looking engine

Added by ERC on 08 October 2007.
white become dangerous in snow conditions. in Cuerpo de Bomberos de Punta Arenas, Chile. we have a heavy rescue truck in white, but it must be painted because of the weather.


Added by Gonzalo Cifuentes Vladilo on 21 December 2007.
Aberdonians like to save money is my best guess on the colour, as for scania, good looking but they lean a bit on corners are none too fast and are a bit on the high side to get in and out but then scania are buying heavily into the fire market with astronomical deals

Added by Big Al on 28 June 2008.
I think they make a great delivery lorry, but having ridden in both the Dennis and Scania, the Dennis wins hands down, but like Big Al said, Scania are doing some mighty deals, which is not good news for Dennis.

Added by Darren on 31 August 2008.
And I think you will find that despite the EU regs, Ambulances have and wil remain white for sometime. And does it matter how they look, they will all end up wi bashes and dents due to over keen drivers thinking they are in an F1 car not an over weight water carrier. Yeah I think they look ok, but HIFB engines are miles better when it comes to looks - go find pics of new Highland trucks.

Added by Mr C on 14 December 2008.
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