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Volvo + Vauxhall, Station 26 Emsworth
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No: 40307   Contributor:   Year: 2016   Manufacturer: Volvo   Country: United Kingdom
Volvo + Vauxhall, Station 26 Emsworth

This is Hampshire fire and rescues station 26 Emsworth. The crew are seen reversing the Volvo appliance into the very tight bay. As is usual this requires a short holding up of the traffic and the crew folding the mirrors in to get through the archway. This station was built in 1900 by the Emsworth Rural District Council and is now still leased to Hampshire Fire and Rescue.The right of the building serves as the fire station and the left is the village museum. To the right of the building you can see the stations Vauxhall co responder car a scheme run by HFRS and South Central Ambulance Service. Emsworth are on twitter as @Emsworth26 .
Picture added on 09 December 2016 at 11:14
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These old fire stations which were built for horse drawn appliances are often really tight for modern trucks, which are so much bigger. This reminds me of Darlington's old Borough Road station built in 1904, so narrow that you could not open the doors of two appliances parked side by side at the same time!

New York has a lot of nineteenth century firehouses, and the problem with these is often door height. This is why FDNY still operate dozens of old-fashioned mid mount tower ladders, as rear mount towers are just too tall to fit, although straight stick ladders do just make it...

Added by Rob Johnson on 02 September 2017.
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