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No: 29925   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: United Kingdom
Training Holyhead Fire engine

Holyhead's Mercedes at the beggining of the Breakwater, I've no idea what it was doing, apart from taking sea water and pumping it back out. DK57 CRF
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Picture added on 02 November 2011 at 19:00
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Most likely they were just doing an "open water" drill, or drafting as our US friends call it. This is the practice of using the pumps capacity to draw water from an open source in those situations when a hydrant supply isn't available. At a real incident it is wise to take the ladders off and place them on the ground in case they are needed, it's rather difficult to get them off once the appliances is backed up to the waters edge !!!

Added by Andy Fish on 03 April 2015.
Suprised this hasnt been replaced by a new volvo

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