Sunday, March 29

Sunday Fun - Welcome Firefighters

Whenever I travel I try to at least get a shot of a firehouse or fire engine. I'm sure all of us are curious to see how things are done in other countries or regions of our own country.

With that in mind I wanted to extend a warm welcome to our expanding international audience.

Welcome Firefighters

American Firefighters are often compared to the Fire Department of New York by international travelers as they are often in the news. They carry on the traditional red with white cab but I think most departments long for the days they can have 5-7 FFs on a single engine.

Celebramos Los Bomberos

Rio Grande, Argentinia Firefighters celebrate a day for Volunteers on June 2nd. Rio Grande is a suburb or the capital city Buenos Aires.

Vigili del Fuoco di Benvenuto

This sharp looking Mercedes is in service as unit 14 in Milan, Italy. Ambrosiana, who posted this picture on flickr, has a series including unit 14's accompanying ladder truck. Take a look.

Willkommen Feuerwehr

, Germany has an interesting orange paint scheme. This link also has a neat video, in German, about what appears to be their new aerial device. If you've never seen a Metz ladder go from road to work, check it out.

ترحيب رجال الاطفاء

Member Bomba Boy at Fire Engine Photos shows us the As-Shubaikah fire station located just aside of the Masjidil Haram Mosque,Makkah. Happy wonders if those folks will move when the bells ring.

Добро пожаловать пожарных

Firefighter Nation member RUS fire 86.10 posted this shot of two similar Russian engines with the familiar white door. Most of the units over there appear to be very heavy duty.

Bienvenue Pompiers

The Pompiers of Paris, with their distinctive shiny helmets and hose carts have a variety of specialized apparatus for the old narrow streets. Engines de Pompiers shows us Paris Rescue 6.


Anonymous said...

there is a distinct and noticable gap in UK engines here. I will rectify that tommorow and email you some photos from my joint ambulance / fire station.

mrs. fuzz said...

Those are fun to see. I like the heavy duty Russian ones. They all seem so much smaller than the US ones. Something to do with the more narrow streets?

Irakli said...

Nice to see my pic here! Great assortment of engines from around the world.

Can't speak for the rest of the world, but our (German) engines typically weigh in the order of 14-16 tons. This has partially got to do with narrower streets, but we also find there is no need for more :)

Aerials are standardised at 16 tons max (typically 15), still with a 30 metre (100ft) ladder.