will allow for a quicker and more efficient response to blazes, since they can move through the crowded city traffic much faster than fire engines.
German fire engine and pump manufacturer Rosenbauer have utilised the ubiquitous BMW 1200 boxer engine to produce a powerful and lightweight water pump. The engine runs as normal, using it's torqey qualities to power the high pressure waterpump
out, R35 features bucket-seats, a rollcage and a massive fire-extinguisher tank where the rear seats would normally be. In the boot sits various bits of safety kit including a full fire hose that connects to the massive tank (note the GANT jumper
THE Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled their new initiative to help reduce rider accidents on the island; a Kawasaki ZX-10R sprayed in their colours.Donated by Jason Griffiths Motorcycles, the Kawasaki superbike will be used to engage
engine. Peter Rushton, a spokesman for Merseyside fire and rescue service, told the Guardian: "The bikes will be used to put out small fires and car fires, not fires that represent a danger to property or people. They can get to an incident pretty quickly
with 17 tonne fire engines which will be carrying life-saving equipment that could be used elsewhere."Visordown gave you the heads up on the system over two years ago, when Merseyside Fire and Rescue told us they were testing them in a six-month trial
He doesn't really seem that bothered, does he?
A BIKER who was hit by a fire engine whilst it was out on an emergency call has won £250,000 in damages.Leslie Carr, 45, of Stirling Place, Hove, was in intensive care for days after the collision at the traffic light-controlled junction of Fonthill
Bet it weighs a tonneA PIONEERING motorbike which is equipped to put out small fires is being launched in Merseyside, says the Liverpool Echo Two specially-designed bikes will hit the region’s roads in March, becoming the first of their kind
-flagged so a fire engine could attend.A decision on the race will be re-run will be made at 2pm.
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