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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Fire Bike Works Only On Rubbish Fires

by | 24th, July 2010

WE went to see the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service “fire bike”. It costs £30,000.

The 1,200cc BMW bikes are equipped with two 25 litre canisters filled with water and foam and a high powered 30m jet hose.

The hose shoots can extinguish a car fire in 20 seconds.

Says a spokesman for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service:

“About 60 per cent of what we do is putting out ‘rubbish fires’. These are fires that don’t pose a threat to people or buildings.”

Rubbish! Call that a real fire? Pathetic.

Here are pictures of the Fire Bike putting out a fire on rubbish car:

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Merseyside firefighters Colin Golden and Chris Bowers with their new £30,000 motorcycles which are being used in a six month pilot scheme as a first in the United Kingdom to tackle small fires across Merseyside.



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