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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.




















































































































 Our Scania Fire Appliance

Our current Appliance, the Scania 220 , 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

1 x Ground Monitor

1 x First Aid Hose Reel

2 x Chimney Fire Buckets and Fire Blankets

4 x 70mm Lay Flat Hose

Chimney Rods & Brushes

10 x 70mm Lay Flat Hose

2 x Standpipes,Keys & Bars

2 x False Spindles



Variety of Wood Chalks & Stabilisers

1 x Holmatro Spreaders

1 x Holmatro Cutter

2 x Holmatro Ram & Extension

Cutting Gear Toolbox

1 x Box Heavy Duty Chains & Shackles

1 x Sharp Edge Protection Kit

1 x Holmatro Hydraulic Pump

2 x 10 Tonne Airbags

1 x Airbag Control Unit

1 x Holmatro Hydraulic Hose

Heavy Duty Bars, Sledges, Saws


Passenger Side Lockers

1 x Thermal Imaging Camera

4 x Chemical Splash Suits

1 x First Responder Bag

1 x Portable Pump 250gpm

1 x Pump Lighting Stalk

8 x Blue Led Twister Road Lights

4 x Blue Road Lights

2 x Petrol Cans

1 x 110v Francis Search Light

Variety of Water Branches

3 x Controlled Water Branches

2 x Dividing Breach

10 x Road Traffic Cones

4 x Hose Slings

10 x 70mm Lay Flat Hose

2 x Fire Incident Road Signs

1 x Salvage Sheet

Medical Waste Bin

Variety of Plastic Sheets



1 x First Aid Hose Reel

Variety of Ropes

4 x Foam Containers

1 x Foam Branch

1 x Foam Inline Inductor

2 x Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers

4 x Life Jackets

9 x Firefighters Wet Gear

1 x Backpack Sprayer

1 x Can of Oil Dispersant


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 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, and because it is a Scania, what else need we say about the chassis itself!  Brilliant!

We also have a Incident Support Vehicle with Sign, Lighting and Guarding Equipment for RTC's and this turns out to all calls.

Incident Support Vehicle  

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