Fire brigade

  • Leyland Cub FK6 fire engine saved!

    Leyland Cub FK6 fire engine saved!

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2021

    There aren’t many 80-year old vehicles still racing around the West Midlands roads, but Mike and Julie Blenkinsop spotlight Leyland Cub FK6 that’s one of them. On their way. The veterans leave Smethwick Fire Station for the celebrations. Built in…

  • The history of turntable ladders

    The history of turntable ladders

    Chris Graham on 7th January 2021

    Ron Henderson recounts the development of turntable ladders, and how the UK fire-fighting market was dominated by a German manufacturer. The United Kingdom’s first, all-steel turntable ladder, powered by the vehicle’s Magirus road engine, via a power take-off. The three…

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