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Feuerwehr Weiterstadt City LF
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No: 1300   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: Germany
Feuerwehr Weiterstadt City LF

This is the watertender from the Fire brigade of Weiterstadt in Germany. It's a Mercedes Benz 1023 Atego, with a Ziegler bodywork. Pump capacity 1600 l/m low pressure, and a tank with 1200 litres of water and 50 litres class A foam. The building year is 2002.
Picture added on 11 September 2006
add commentComments:
Marcel:
Great photo.
The design makes for a "Tall" rig - interesting to see the protective guards on the cab-roof Emergency Lights.
It must be a little tight, driving in the Medieval Town-Centres.
Really enjoy this 'Site of yours and Marcel's.
Regards,
Pat_R-B


Added by Pat_R-B on 09 June 2008.
The "tall" design is intended to get the maximum storage capacity on a very short wheelbase and rather narrow chassis. The red painted lower locker covers swing down to make steps, the side and rear storage lockers have slide-out and fold-down shelves to make access easier, and the roof rack for ground ladders and suction hoses is also powered. Many German departments also mount two one-man hose carts at the rear, each holding 200 meters of 70 mm pre-connected hose for hand line or hydrant hookup.

Added by Rob Johnson on 21 March 2012.
This is one of two identical units acquired at the same time, the third pump being a MAN. The company operates out of four stations, with 87 unpaid volunteers including 11 female firefighters.

Protecting this town of 25, 000, they respond to around 200 incidents a year. In addition to the three pumpers, they operate a 23-12 aerial truck, an equipment truck, a command van, a personnel carrier, an ATV, a front end loader and two pod carriers with four pods....

Added by Rob Johnson on 09 January 2018.
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