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Fire Engine Photos
Dennis F8 - HSA 590
Dennis F8 - HSA 590.
This beautiful vehicle was originally owned by North Eastern Fire Brigade, laterly known as Grampian Fire Brigade. It was sold by the brigade in 2012 to a private collector. Following many, many e-mails the owner agreed to sell her to me and my Dad. My Dad was in Grampian Fire Brigade and learned to drive on this vehicle. He also served on her as a reserve pump before she was finally removed from service.
HSA 590 is now back in the North East of Scotland where she belongs. She will be shown at multiple events each year and will remain part of this area from now on.
It is an honour to be a custodian of such an important part of history and I want as many people to enjoy her as I do.
Picture added on 12 February 2015 at 10:48