The hosting costs of websites on this system have historically been covered by advertising. However changes in the way people use the internet, including ad-blocking mean that the revenues no longer cover the expenses. For this reason we will be closing this website within the next two months unless we can find a different model. If any users of the site would be interested in the possibility of taking this incredible archive or pictures and comments over including paying for hosting, please get in touch.
We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree
Librapix Link

Fire Engines Photos

Upload a Picture About this Site | Links | Random Pic | Advanced Search Home | Latest Additions | Contributors | Visitors
 
Kerry Fire Brigade Ford D / CFE Appliance.
Fire Engine Photos
No: 32152   Contributor: Eugene Carey   Year: 1998   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: Ireland
Kerry Fire Brigade Ford D / CFE Appliance.

Kerry County Fire Brigade (Ireland), 1980 Ford D / CFE Fire Appliance (80-KY-195) in the work shop. Photo was taken circa 1998.
Picture added on 22 May 2012 at 23:08
add commentComments:
Staffordshire F&RS have long had a partnership with County Kerry in the Republic Of Ireland whereby retired appliances are given a new lease of life in the Emerald Isle.

This is one of three ex-Staffordshire Ford D1317/CFE pumps sold around 1990. The three were originally registered PFA 536/8 W. They were new to Longton, Newcastle and Stafford before moving on to Rugeley, Training School and Uttoxeter.

Uttoxeter crews hated theirs. They would often blast passed traffic on an emergency call and then, rather embarrassingly, be overtaken by said traffic as soon as they hit a hill! Plus they were fluorescent pink!

Added by Yelp Bullhorn on 23 May 2012.
The 1317 had the Perkins 511 V8, which is the same engine as used in fire appliances of all sorts built by Carmichael, Dennis, Dodge, ERF, S&D and others. It had adequate power for the job, and it sounds as if these 1317s had the wrong rear axle ratio(s). Down to the CFO, not the truck builder! (The D1614, with a much smaller turbo six, did the job for several other brigades.)

Added by Rob Johnson on 19 July 2012.
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments

Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.
 

Ford

FMA998K Ford D/HCBA FoT StanlowEMA 533K Ford D/Carm Stanlow FoTFord D1000 HCBA GHO 149K FoTLTC390K Ford D1616/HCBA HGV TUA330R Ford D HLL W YorksLTC 730K Ford D HLL LancashireVWR820X Ford A W Yorks DCUFord A series W YorksCU VWR821XFord marine Unit  XKB 927WFord D/HCBA ET TCM167L
My Album Admin Login | Terms & Copyright | Try our site about Military Vehicles