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Dennis f8 Pump Escape J13983
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No: 29981   Contributor: Michael Page   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis f8 Pump Escape J13983

This is a 1952 Dennis f8 pump escape which is now owned by my Uncle who is currently restoring it this appliance served with the jersey fire service at the Nelson Street Fire Station, before the fire service moved to their current location at Rouge Bouillon
where it came out of service.
I took this pic at the Rouge Bouillon station

when they had a open day 30/10/11
Picture added on 10 November 2011 at 09:20
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Extremely rare - one of only three Dennis F8 appliances that were built as PEs.

Added by Ian Moore on 10 November 2011.
Unusual for a F8 to carry an escape ladder, obviously more suitable for the narrow roads of Jersey

Added by Barrie Green on 10 November 2011.
One of the PE's was of Northern Area Fire Brigade (Highlands&Islands)and there is a B&W photo of this on the inside cover of An Illustrated History of Fire Engines by Roger C. Mardon published by Ian Allan published in 2001.

Added by Grant Melville on 12 November 2011.
Michael:

A question, if I may.

The standard F8 had either a 200 or 300 gallon tank.

Did these F8s which carried escapes have the tank reduced to the contemporary JCDD 100 gallons, to accommodate the extra weight of the heavy wooden 50 foot wheeled ladder?

From the picture, it looks a bit as if the water tank was relocated low down below the front locker. If so, this would have helped a bit to avoid making the appliance too top-heavy.

Added by Rob Johnson on 17 August 2017.
Chassis No;3619, supplied 31/10/52, to WPO 40351, to carry Merryweather "Telescala" Escape, sorry tank capacity not known.

Added by M.West on 21 August 2017.
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