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1964 Dennis F34 Pump Escape
Fire Engine Photos
No: 4578   Contributor: Lou Cowan   Year: 1964   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: Australia
1964 Dennis F34 Pump Escape

A close-up view of the escape on the back of the appliance. Ray, the firefighter pictured, well remembers the fire truck in operational use, being one of the drivers of this pump. He also remembers undertaking many drills with the escape. Ray is providing invaluable assistance with the restoration of this fire truck.
Picture added on 12 November 2007
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This is apparently a steel Ladder Escape - in picture #11513, Lou has posted the story of the original wooden Escape's demise - rather humorous, except perhaps, to the crew on the truck......

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 24 October 2008.
Was it originally yellow?

Added by Tom on 16 January 2009.
Tom, this 1964 Dennis F34, a 1972 Dennis F49 as well as a 1970 ERF/Metz
turntable ladder were all in the yellow livery.They were all located
at the HQ station in Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Checkout Lou Cowan's pictures under contributors, Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 16 January 2009.
The F34 was originally red (as all fire engines should be!) but was part of a radical change in 1978 to repaint the appliances yellow. Within five years (and with a change of Chief Fire Officer) the fire engine fleet were again painted, this time back to red. A couple of appliances that were stationed at the time in remote 'track stations' missed out on the second repaint and remained yellow. Regards - Lou

Added by Lou Cowan on 16 January 2009.
Great. Yellow looks good on lemons.

Added by Rob Johnson on 20 August 2014.
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