London Fire Brigade

  • Miniature versions of the Sherpa

    Miniature versions of the Sherpa

    Chris Graham on 14th March 2022

    Mike Neale takes a look at some varied, miniature versions of the Sherpa van; the van range with more names than most!

  • The first all-weather fire engines

    The first all-weather fire engines

    Chris Graham on 19th August 2021

    Ron Henderson discusses the belated introduction of the first, all-weather fire engines that protected crews from the weather and accidents.

  • 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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