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Central Command Fire Department São Paulo
Fire Engine Photos
No: 4837   Contributor: Milton Caetano da Silva Junior   Year: 2007   Manufacturers: E-One, Mercedes-Benz, Pierce, Scania   Country: Brazil
Central Command Fire Department São Paulo



CITY São Paulo, Brazil
Picture added on 02 December 2007
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hi hello!am mr.erwin s. batas from TACLOBAN FILIPINO CHINESE VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE, INC.tacloban city leyte philippines!wanted to exchange some logo or t-shirt from our brigade....thank you!

Added by Erwin S. Batas on 29 July 2008.
Can anyone identify that wonderful old fire-truck, perched over the sign ?

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 29 August 2009.
Can't help too much with the roof decoration! The sloping hood suggests it could be a Renault, but its difficult to be sure. The slightly newer lineuo includes two E-Ones, a Scania, a Pierce and a Benz.

Added by Rob Johnson on 09 December 2010.
On closer examination, it seems to have a rear mounted reciprocating pump with a vertical air vessel, possibly suggesting Merryweather. But the single rear spoked wheels with pneumatics, shaft drive and sloping hood all suggest a late 1920s or early 1930s Mack! So my guess is that it may be a locally-sssembled hybrid.....

Another interesting quesion is:- how did it get up there?

And by the way a correction - the fifth "modern" unit is not a Benz but a Brazilian VW. In Brazil, VW build a medium and heavy truck line using MAN components and an old VW light truck cab, and quite large numbers are in use as fire apparatus.

Added by Rob Johnson on 11 August 2014.
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