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Safety of the Crew Cab





Testing for safety and strength.
The purpose of the Scania strength test is to verify the ability of the structure to resist deformation after severe collision impact. The test cycle is in three parts:

  • Static load on the cabís roof of 15 tonnes.

  • Front impact with a pendulum weight of 1.5 tonnes, dropped from a height of 3 metres directly onto the A-post.

  • Rear impact with a pendulum weight of 1.5 tonnes dropped from a height of 3 metres directly onto the rear panel.

Following the complete test-cycle, there must be adequate survival space remaining within the cab for the driver and passengers. Furthermore, the doors of the cab must not burst open. Finally, the cab structure should remain fixed at all mounting points with the chassis.

The Scania Crew Cab makes these appliances very safe for the 8 Firefighters on board.




















































































































Appliances based in Bundoran Fire Station


Today we have 2 Frontline Vehicles based in Bundoran, a 2001 Scania 220 and a 2016 Ford Ranger Jeep.


DL18A1 and DL18J1 Bundoran Fire Appliances

DL18A1 Scania Fire Appliance and DL18J1 Ford Ranger Jeep


The Scania Fire Appliance was delivered to us in September 2001. It replaced a Mercedes Appliance which we had for 1 year and previously a Bedford Angus which we had for 20 years.

This appliance is a "Class B" water tender with a Crew Cab, which can hold 8 of a crew, and is powered by a 220hp 94d 9 litre Diesel engine, with an automatic Allison gearbox.




Our 8 man version CP31 Crew-Cab is based on Scania's modular system incorporates the front of a P-Cab while the rear is taken from the T-cab. Renowned for safety, the Crew-Cab also boasts a safety cage which protects the Occupants in a collision and incorporates A.B.S.(Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard. It has a Retarder, Traction Control and Air Suspension.  ( S






Drivers Side Lockers






Passenger Side Lockers






Inside the appliance

The appliance itself is very well designed with adequate room for the ever increasing modern equipment each appliance is now kitted out with. It holds 1800 Litres (400 Gallons) of water and the main pump which is made by Godiva can pump 500 gallons of water per minute.

Pump Bay showing 4 Output Godiva Pump which can pump 2500 litres of water per minute ( 500 Gallons)


Portable Pump can pump 1000 litres (250 gallon) of water per minute

The compact and powerful Powerflow 10/10 Portable Pump, pictured above, is also made by Godiva powered by a 50HP Honda engine and can pump 250 gallons of water per minute. Rated performance is 1000 litres per minute at 10 bar pressure. Has electric or manual start, exhaust gas priming, wrap around steel frame with wheels for easy movement.


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The rear of the appliance has the new standard in ladder removal, with 3 gantries which allow the crew access to all 4 ladders (13.5 metre, 10.5 metre, Roof Ladder & Short extension) without the need to get onto the roof.

The coachworks were assembled by Browns Coachworks in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

The Ford Ranger Jeep we have contains Sign, Lighting and Guarding Equipment for RTC's and this turns out to all calls.

SLG & Fend Off Vehicle  

DL18 J1

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