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Offline rusty

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Firefighting Bikes!
« on: July 24, 2010, 06:54:22 PM »


British firefighters are testing out BMW bikes fitted with water tanks and a high-pressure nozzle as a cheaper and quicker alternative to fighting small fires not requiring life-saving equipment.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10716414

The idea has been around for a while.

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Re: Firefighting Bikes!
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 06:36:04 AM »
I guess the success would depend on the accuracy of the person reporting the fire. I understand the economic considerations but if it were my stuff I'd like to see a whole battalion arriving.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 08:32:44 AM »
Cool! And yes, firefighting motorcycles have been around a long time, it is just that modern firefighters here in the States have lost sight of the efficiency they might offer in low risk situations.
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