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West Sussex FRS Dennis Rapier WrL
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No: 4654   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
West Sussex FRS Dennis Rapier WrL

1999 Dennis F88 Rapier Water Tender Ladder.This appliance was new to Lancing,but now its the stations 2nd appliance.Lancing is a retained station and is one of 19 retained stations in the brigade.
Picture added on 17 November 2007
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Nice looking vehicle, thanks.

Added by Ryan Easdon on 18 November 2007.
Couldn't agree more Ryan. Tell me Pete, what's the story on the chrome lamp sticking up between the blue strobes? Is it a spot light or some sort of warning device, , , , I'd be happy to be a retained firie running around in this rig, (just wish they wouldn't keep dumping all their rubbish on the dash though, , )

Added by Pavel - Western Australia on 22 November 2007.
Pavel, the lamp sticking up between the blues, in fact is actually quite a powerful searchlight.Behind the front windscreen(the rubbish)is a spot light,
handy at night, the other rubbish is maps, etc.Also, in red & white on the dash
is a standard part of equipment now with many brigades over here in the UK, a
lovely fluffy toy doll'HA HA'.Yea thats right.These are often handed out to
children following some sort of trauma.Questions answered I hope.Pete M.

Added by Pete Matten on 22 November 2007.
Do all of the Rapiers in WS fitted with two tones air?

Added by Clarence on 25 August 2008.
I will get back to you on this question, but yes the Rapier did have air operated
two-tone horns.The later Sabre, and Dagger appliances could also have been air
operated but due to so much computerisation these days, they maybe would have been electrically operated?????.TIMES ARE CHANGING.The brigade is now turning
to Scania appliances, these have sirens/worblers/two-tones, etc, etc.I would think
these are electronic operated.


Added by Pete Matten on 25 August 2008.
All the rapiers in West Sussex have two tone air horns. The Daggers, Sabres and Scanias are all fitted with Wail, Yelp and Hi-Lo electronic sirens, (heres the sad bit, the siren make and models are Whelen Alpha sirens). The officers cars and other service vehicles are also fitted with the same.
Hope that answers your question.

Added by Chris Pullar (03) on 22 December 2008.
Two Tones on the 2 Daggers & the 02 (Storringtons) Sabre are Air Operated Pete. I must admit going from Wail or Yelp to Two Tones does sound rather good.

Added by Stuart Purves on 04 February 2011.
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