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Fire station Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex FRS
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No: 8775   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 2008   Manufacturers: Dennis, Iveco, Steyr   Country: United Kingdom
Fire station Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex FRS

West Sussex Fire & Rescue appliances line up in front of the station in Shoreham-by-Sea,West Sussex at the start of the stations Open Day on Saturday 21st June,2008.The appliances from left to right are a 2000/01 Steyr Puch Super G 4x4,the stations (BASU) Breathing Apparatus Support Unit,(see picture #4722) the brigade have 3 in the county,and two Dennis/JDC Sabre Water Tender Ladders.At one time this station also operated the brigades only Foam Tender (FoT),this was taken out of service afew years ago and as not been replaced.This station is wholetime (day manned) and retained.
Picture added on 24 June 2008
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Is the far right appliance a Sabre? It looks lowwer than the other and has only a single headlight - is it not a Dagger?

Added by Scott on 24 June 2008.
The far engine is a Dennis Dagger Water Tender Ladder with JDC bodywork. Not a Sabre

Added by Lewis on 24 June 2008.
Sorry, yes my mistake.The appliance is actually a 2002 Dennis Dagger and is being used by the retained at the moment, its a brigade spare.The retained's
appliance is the Sabre in the picture in use at the moment by wholetime crew
as first pump.The new wholetime pump was(2006 Dennis?)not on station on Sat.

Added by Pete Matten on 24 June 2008.
hi scott yes the far one is a dagger west sussex bought only two the other one is based at turners hill in the north part of the county

Added by Calvin Fox on 24 June 2008.
Are all the appliance in the photo fitted with two tones air?

Added by Clarence on 20 July 2008.
The Breathing Apparatus Support Unit(BASU)is one of three in the West Sussex
Fire & Rescue Service dating from the mid 1990's, these only have the two-tone
horns.The other newer appliances I beleave have a combination of siren, worbler,
and/or two-tone horns.I don't know whether there air operated.

Added by Pete Matten on 20 July 2008.
I Might be wrong, but according to all the information I have including the west sussex fire and rescue service website, Shoreham's 1st pump is under a variable crewing system.

Added by Danny on 06 October 2008.
Danny, Shoreham was a full-time station with retained back-up until a couple of
years ago, it is now day-manned, in other words whole time and retained during the day(Mon-Fri), retained giving cover evenings and weekends.So yes your right
in what your saying(variable crewing).There are 2 stations in West Sussex that
now operate this manning system, the other being the station at Haywards Heath.

Added by Pete Matten on 06 October 2008.
top bunch of guys, very profesional. helped stop neighbours house from flooding. Makes me want to join! Keep up the good work lads!

Added by Jim Courtney on 08 January 2009.
I thought you might want to know Pete, that East Grinstead is also a Variably Crewed station.

Added by Danny Chatfield on 05 June 2009.
I seem to recall an Austin towing vehicle and a grey Land Rover pump here many years ago.

Added by Bob on 05 June 2009.
Bob,your sure going back afew years which means we're both showing our old age.Yes,the Austin K2 Auxilliary Towing Vehicle was GLC 891 and was stationed at Shoreham I beleave when the station was originally first opened in May 1955 having moved from Southwick.It later in life become the brigades foam tender(FOT)operating into the early 1970's.Its now in preservation and can be seen on this very site(picture 1376).
The Landrover in question in grey livery located at Shoreham that you mension was a 1966 Landrover L4L with the registration KPX 928D.I'm not sure when this one went out of service,or its outcome.

Added by Pete Matten on 06 June 2009.
Hi I am the proud owner nowadays of Austin GLC 891 it is stationed in The Netherlands and a very frequent runner at shows, Mostly Military events and sometime attending at fire service stations.


Added by Martin on 22 September 2010.
Martin, for more information on your Austin K2(GLC 891)checkout picture #1376 and also picture #21931.Feel free also to contact me on my email address, I might be able to help with a little more information, etc.

Added by Pete Matten on 22 September 2010.
Changed a lot since I lived next door !

Added by Peter Russell on 21 September 2011.
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