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  Fire Engine v Green Goddess
Updated 13 November 2002, 15.53
Fire engine
Modern Fire Engine:

  • Average age: 7 years
  • Number of crew: Six
    Top Speed: 70mph
  • Equipment on board: Cutting gear, four sets of breathing apparatus, respirator equipment, foam, chemical protection suits, high pressure pumps, burns kit, first aid kit
  • Water capacity: 500 gallons
  • Five ladders with a reach of 45 ft

Green Goddess

Green Goddess:

  • Average age: 46-49 years
  • Crew: Six, with a driver all from the Army, Navy or RAF
  • Top speed: 50mph
  • Equipment on board: Portable pump, two hose reels, first aid kit, foam cannister, no radio but police escort when on call
  • Water capacity: 300 gallons
  • One ladder with a reach of 35ft


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