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Croydon HP Simon Snorkel
Fire Engine Photos
No: 34839   Contributor: Chris Stone   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Shelvoke   Country: United Kingdom
Croydon HP Simon Snorkel

London Fire Brigade H31 Croydon Shevolk & Drewry CFE 54D Simon SS220 HP (HP4P) GYW664W when there was an aireal at Croydon!
Picture added on 31 May 2013 at 18:01
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London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom
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Hi Chris:

When LFB was expanded to include many outer fire stations, including Croydon Fire Brigade, the service had a total of something like 28 aerials across Greater London.

Now they have thirteen!

According to press reports, the initial response to the disastrous Grenfell Tower fire did not even include one.

The first one to arrive came more than a half hour after the alarm!

With 75 firefighters for every 100, 000 residents, London has about the average number of firefighters in the UK. But this is less than 40% of the number in Chicago or New York, half the number in Berlin and only 65% of the staffing level of Paris.

It seems the UK is heading towards Third World levels of fire protection...

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