Fire Fighters

A wonderful picture from an 2000 advertising. Sadly I don't know any details on how and where it was taken but I suppose it was during an exercise. Don't try this at home however as the fire consumes all the oxygen and the engine will stop. Needless to say this is a bad place to get out and push.

... in the 50's

Since it's very early days Land Rovers were used as fire fighting vehicles. They bridged a gap between the portable extinguishing equipment and the heavy lorry-mounted fire fighting material.

Left: Two early Series I in excellent condition at the Billing shows.

... in the sixties

Above: Series IIA Forward Controls lend themselves good for medium-sized enterprises or small villages. They had much better payload than the other Series vehicles and also more space for the load.

Left: A very rare example of an conversion carried out by Dennis as their Series M on 88inch FC base. This was based on an prototype made by Land Rover in 1960 but which did not make it into production. 2 of those conversions are known to exist.

...and in the seventies

Range Rovers were a good base for fast response vehicles. Most of them were used on airports. Permits for different sizes aircrafts to use an airport are issued under strict rules. So if you wanted really big planes you had to be able to get first attack vehicles on ANY place of the airport in a certain time, today in less tha 90 seconds. So the faster the vehicles you had the better your ranking. Todays fire trucks for airports are able to accelerate from 0-60 miles in less than 15 seconds and can cruise at more than 90 miles/h. For a 20+ton truck this isn't too bad.
2 Carmichael TACR2 Range Rovers on standby at the naval air station of Split /Croatia during the UN actions against Serbia.