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Cirencester, Callsign 221
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No: 9020   Contributor: Des Moore   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: United Kingdom
Cirencester, Callsign 221

Cirencester is a day man Station. This is the retained section`s truck.
Picture added on 05 July 2008
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The only merc in Gloucestershire.
Glad they decided not to get any more & go for the dennis again.
I guess this beast will be replaced soon by a man or dennis if they are lucky!

Added by Alan on 28 December 2008.
Nope it`s just come back from workshops where the pump had a complete overhaul, so looks like i`ll be driving this for a while yet, when the Dennis, callsign 121 gets replaced we will have that. When thats going to be, , , , , your guess is as good as mine.

Added by Des Moore on 27 February 2009.
Living proof if any was ever needed that you can't convert a normal commercial vehicle into a fire appliance, just how soon will the number crunchers realise this ?

Added by John Johnstone on 27 February 2009.
Can't believe this machine is still on the run & not been replaced.
The Dennis at Cirencester is getting on a bit aswell.
Come on Glos Fire give the guys a shiny new appliance hopefully summut decent.

Added by Big Fella on 04 January 2011.
Did this appliance come from Royal Berkshire or was it new to Gloucestershire FRS?

Added by David Jones on 05 January 2011.
New isnt always best these days, designed by car drivers not appliance/bus/lgv drivers. Never driven a Merc appliance, but drove Volvo, Dennis R/RS and Dodge. Drive Dennis/Merc/Volvo Council trucks now, our new Dennis Binwagons are trash(pardon the pun!) poorly built, bad steering lock and a reliability I hope Fire & Rescue service will never have to suffer. My Dodge/Carmichael "Sunday best" is lovely after that all week!

Added by Gary Simpson on 05 January 2011.
This was new to GFRS I believe it was the first Mercedes Atego fire engine put into service, maybe someone clarify this. It was originally the wholetime pump but they soon had it replaced with another Sabre and the merc moved over to the second pump manned by the retained.

Added by Simon Gunning on 07 January 2011.
Is this vehicle still on the run in Cirencester?

Added by Alan on 09 September 2012.
As of 19th. August 2012 it was on the run at Cirencester.

Added by Ken Davis on 11 September 2012.
Mercedes are standard issue in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid and many other fire services all over the UK, Europe and further overseas. What are all these organizations missing?
They are presumably missing Dennis, if indeed you can still buy a Dennis fire engine.

Added by Rob Johnson on 12 September 2012.
New engines revealed for Glos Fire but no mention of a new one arriving at Cirencester.The merc still hanging on in there?

Added by Alan on 14 July 2013.
We are going to be getting Strouds first away later this year to replace the merc, an 11 plate Scania, sister appliance of Cirencesters wholetime pump.

Added by Des moore on 15 July 2013.
Would like to come and photograph this doult I will have time now.

Added by Richard Whiting on 15 July 2013.
We will be betting new pump any day now as Strouds new pump has now arrived.

Added by Des moore on 16 July 2013.
We now have our new Retained truck. Its a Scania KX11 AZJ the sister of the wholetime truck in picture #29560.

Added by Des Moore on 22 October 2013.
Must be nice having a newer truck now Des.
Still fail to see why Stroud got the new one & not Ciren.

Added by Alan on 23 October 2013.
Cirencester was offered the new Scania but we thought it better to let Stroud Have it and us have there’s and There’s a good reason for that my friend. The two Scanias at ciren and Stroud were made by JDC where as the rest in the service including the new ones are made by Emergency one. The main difference being the pump controls layout and the way the pumps work. Therefore it was decided that being as we (the Retained) in ciren ride the wholetime truck in the evening it made much better sense for us to have the two pumps in the county that are the same, so we can inter change more easy. Bit long winded but I hope you got the gist of it.

Added by Des Moore on 23 October 2013.
When I've taken a photo of our new truck I will upload it.

Added by Des Moore on 23 October 2013.
New truck, see picture #36437

Added by Des Moore on 27 October 2013.
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