England

England has its own old and very traditional fire fighting vehicle industry. For years names such as Merryweather, AEC, Dennis, ERF, Shelvoke & Drewry and of course Angus dominated the market. In addition, the famous Simon Snorkel platform is widely used by the british Fire Brigades. Despite this fact, Magirus and Metz succeeded with selling quite a few ladder trucks to England. Due to the enormous technical development the famous english pumper with its ladder, the so called pump escape unfortunately almost disappeared. Nowadays, new rigs especially from Volvo, Scania and Bronto Skylift are taking over the market.

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Airport Fire Department

Most of the british Airports are being managed by the British Airport Authority (BAA). This authority is also in charge of purchasing the fire rigs. Therefore, the fleets of firetrucks of almost every british airport are very much alike. Preferred rigs are for instance the RIV MAC 08 with 6'000 liters of water and 840 liters of foam as well as the MAC 11 with over 11'000 liters of water and 1'550 liters of foam. Both vehicles are produced by Saval Kronenburg. Usually, a hose layer unit is also assigned to the Fire Department.

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