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Please keep safe, stay at home and protect all our health service workers and the other key workers we rely on so heavily in the present challenging times.

The Fire Brigade Society’s Editorial Team.
May 2020



(1) To start with, the ‘Managing Editors choice’ is this 'Movietone Pictures News' (AP) film of The City of Birmingham Fire Brigade turning out to a shout with a Dennis Pump Escape and one of the brigade's legendary, ‘Showboat’ Pumps.

(2) This film follows the building of the Royal Air Force’s Mark 1 Dual Purpose Crash Tenders.

(3) This 1970s Royal Air Force Central Office of Information film was produced to recruit crash-rescue fire fighters.

(4) Moving on to Canada this video is of Calgary Police escorting units from the Calgary Airport Authority, a Runway Cleaner, Emergency Support Unit and Oshkosh 8 X 8 Airfield Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle from 'Disaster Alley' to the Airport.
'Disaster Alley' is a free event for all ages to attend to learn some simple steps to prepare for emergencies such as floods, power outages and severe weather events. Advertised as an event that provides the opportunity to meet 'real-life heroes, including the Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Search and Rescue Association (CALSARA), HAWCS, and more than 40 exhibitors who provide assistance in emergencies and disasters, it is held at the McMahon Stadium. Visitors can explore specialized emergency response equipment and learn how to prepare a 72-hour emergency kit for their homes.

(5) Polish Army Fire Service Scania G450, with bodywork by WISS / Wawrzaszek, Airport Crash Tender / Heavy Pumper from 22nd Tactical Airbase in Malbork responding to a roof fire in Malbork, Poland.

(6) An interesting video on the development and launch of Singapore Civil Defence Force's LFG5, built on an Isuzu 4 X 4 chassis. This is the fifth generation of the light fire response unit nicknamed 'The Rhino'.

(7) Two Oshkosh Striker 6 X 6 ARFF's, one with HRET, and Support Pumper on a response at Syracouse Hancock International Airport.

(8) Bataillon de Marins-Pompiers de Marseille's new Iveco / Magirus BMPM.

(9) Bataillon de Marins-Pompiers de Marseille's Fire Boat, 'Paul Brutus', being put through its paces.

(10) Rare specialist fire fighting vehicles from works fire departments on a call in Duisburg, Germany. Note the rapidly reversing Mercedes Benz sports car as it sees what is approaching from under the bridge! The Scania Prime Mover is followed by an impressive Scania Bronto Skylift F44 PPX Aerial Ladder Platform of 'Ruhr Oel Gelsenkirchen Works Fire Brigade', 'Chemipark's' Mercedes Benz Turbo Loscher and THW Personel Carrier.

(11) A couple of shouts in Frankfurt, Germany. Note the priority afforded the Pump by a Support Unit in the first video.


(12) Japanese Emergency Vehicles responding in 2017 for a Kansai Region Joint Disaster Training Exercise.

(13) BASF Works Fire Brigade in the City of Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, turning out to an incident.

(14) The response to a gas explosion in Oppau, a district of the City of Ludwigsshafen am Rhine, Germany. The BASF Fire Brigade and the Ludwigshafen City Fire Brigade were supported by the volunteer units from Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, and the Mannheim Fire Brigade. An excavator driver was killed immediately, his colleagues were seriously injured and had to be taken to special clinics.

That's all for now!

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