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London Fire Brigade Mercedes RRT
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No: 4218   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: United Kingdom
London Fire Brigade Mercedes RRT

H862 XYF(1991)Mercedes/Bodywork unknown Rapid Response Unit (Fire Rescue Unit).They were not to popular at the time and not to succesful.They were after a short period of time changed into forward command control units.This vehicle was located at Heston Fire Station alongside the Volvo HRT.
Picture added on 10 October 2007
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London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom
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there are a couple of these given a new lease of life here in ireland with the rural brigades.

Added by Michael malone on 10 October 2007.
There were six of these, and bodywork on all was by Locomotors. I believe the Heston was the only one that actually entered service as an LRU (Light Rescue Unit) before all six were as you say converted to Command Support Units. All six were ultimately sold to six different brigades in Ireland for use as ETs.

Added by Ian Moore on 11 October 2007.
Thanks Ian, thanks Michael for the comments regarding the old Mercedes/Locomoter
of the L.F.B.It would be nice to see someone from across the pond send a picture
in for us to see how they are looking today.Come on you Irish photo snappers.
Added by Pete M.

Added by Pete Matten on 11 October 2007.
Pete, 10/10 for capturing this very unique tough-looking little machine, I wouldn't like to get in it's way with a bumper like that, , , , Pavel, Western Australia

Added by Pavel Zaremba on 19 October 2007.
wat realy was there role as a lfru

Added by Fire Fifer on 10 November 2007.
The Mercedes 914/AF/Locomotors as LRUs were to be used I understand originally for quick response to incidents such as car accidents, entrapment, animal rescue,
etc, but I understand that actually only maybe one actually went into the roll as intended.The origanal idea was so that the (HRT, s)Heavy Rescue Units would not be tied up for long periods at incidents, where a small unit could be used.Shortly after, all 6 LRU, s were converted to Command Support Units, these would attend 4pump incidents so again not to commit Major Control Units.If pumps were increased from 4pumps, then Control would mobilise a Major Control Unit, especially to major incidents.These appliances were withdrawn from active service in 1999, and are all now I beleave in Ireland.

Added by Pete Matten on 11 November 2007.
i cant imagine this as a csu

Added by Layton Toward on 07 November 2008.
Pete - switching to rescue pumpers would have presumably had the same benefits. BTW, has LFB adopted the rescue pumper concept by now?

Added by Rob Johnson on 17 July 2017.
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