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New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

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New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by thevulcan » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:28 pm

https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Ar ... equipment/

Link regarding new fire-trucks at Fairford

The article also states:
This new equipment is part of a broader plan to continue upgrading capabilities at RAF Fairford, as the base transitions its mission from care and maintenance to actively supporting a U-2 squadron and receiving regular bomber deployments from bases in the United States.
Looks like the U2's will be around for a while believe they were quoted to be around for five years at least and there will be more bomber deployment's (4 a year as a minimum).

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:36 am

That is one ugly-looking fire truck - front end anyway!

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by FC Rob » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:07 am

That 'new' Rosenbauer Panther was delivered late last year.

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:55 pm

The company that now has the contract for all MoD Fire and Rescue Services has supplied similar to RAF Leeming this summer. It has the ability to cut into a burning airframe should that be needed I believe.

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by reaperops » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:10 pm

Vulcanone wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:55 pm
The company that now has the contract for all MoD Fire and Rescue Services has supplied similar to RAF Leeming this summer. It has the ability to cut into a burning airframe should that be needed I believe.

Thank you for this info. Will this include all USVF bases? I understand RAFL and RAFM are currently joint crewed with UK LNDH/ MOD/ USAF firefighters.

When I saw images of the Fairford appliance being delivered late last year, did wonder why there were not being equipped with the latest Oshkosh Appliances.
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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:58 pm

I think (??) the USAF bases are exempt still as they provide their own Fire/Crash rescue crews

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by Pune » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:26 pm

Vulcanone wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:58 pm
I think (??) the USAF bases are exempt still as they provide their own Fire/Crash rescue crews
Fire and Rescue crews at RAF Mildenhall are mixed crews.. :thumb:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by wessexspotter » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:20 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:36 am
That is one ugly-looking fire truck - front end anyway!
Has a Mad Max look about it.

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by Seacat192 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:02 am

As far as I know:

The Senior Officers are U.S. Air Force personnel with the Junior Officers and Firefighters supplied by the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation - previously known as the Defence Fire Service/Defence Fire & Rescue Service.
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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by page_verify » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 am

It's changed, newbies have been LNDH DoD rather than MoD for a good few years now.

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by Seacat192 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:23 am

page_verify wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 am
It's changed, newbies have been LNDH DoD rather than MoD for a good few years now.
Thanks for that information.
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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by page_verify » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:28 am

No problem, it's the same for UK civilians who were previously MoD employees that worked for the USAF but many are now LNDH DoD.

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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by Pune » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:21 am

page_verify wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:28 am
No problem, it's the same for UK civilians who were previously MoD employees that worked for the USAF but many are now LNDH DoD.
Sorry for my ignorance but what is/are 'LNDH'?
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Re: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

Post by page_verify » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:59 am

Local National, Direct Hire - they're UK civilians employed directly by the US Government (meaning they don't have any UK employment rights despite living and working in the UK and paying UK taxes etc. etc.!)

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