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Dublin Fire brigade Isuzu Tunnel Escort Vehicle
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No: 6173   Contributor: Gary   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Isuzu   Country: Ireland
Dublin Fire brigade Isuzu Tunnel Escort Vehicle

A 2007 Isuzu d max tunnel escort vechicle. It is one of 4 which are used to escort petrol tankers threw the new port tunnell in dublin
Picture added on 16 February 2008
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For some reason this appliance has been withdrawn for service. Can any one explaine why ?

Added by Philip Leahy on 25 October 2008.
Philip here again, this appliance has been delivered to a place in kilkenny called urlingford. A small town that also has a 2002 volvo and a spare volvo appliance. So really i answered my own question. :)

Added by Philip Leahy on 28 October 2008.
I believe the dublin brigade now use a Dennis Sabre tunnel response vehicle (very similar to a water tender just with extra lockers) to escort tankers now

Added by Dave D on 11 November 2008.
The Vehicles have been removed from service in DPT (Dublin Port Tunnel) under health and safety grounds.

The Primary function of the escort vehicles was to create a safe barrier between SIN 1203 Vehicles and members of the public.

Traffic Northbound in DPT would be held at the toll plaza while the Tankers were allowed enter the Tunnel, The Escort Vehicle would then enter the tunnel 200m behind the convoy with the VMS Board displaying DO NOT PASS. This was to enable the escort vehicle to create a barrier between the Public and the convoy incase of an incident.

The Vehicle was in constant communication with both CAMF-DFB control and DPT control rooms.

Added by DMC SDAFS on 02 December 2008.
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