OXFORD DIECAST 76VEO001 VOLVO FL FIRE ENGINE WEST YORKSHIRE FIRE SERVICE

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Oxford Diecast Volvo FL Emergency One Pump Ladder West Yorkshire Fire Engine

Product Code: 76VEO001

Brand new tooling introduces one of the latest fire appliances to hit the UK’s miniature emergency scene with this Volvo FL Emergency One Pump Ladder vehicle.  Our new 1:76 scale model is registered YJ67 UWW and represents the real life Pump Ladder as used by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services.

Emergency One (UK) Limited is based in Cumnock in Scotland, founded in 1989 by Frank Morran, who had vast previous experience in the fire appliance manufacturing sector. The company has expanded into new premises on the same Cumnock estate and under new management, following a management buyout by William Burns, Mike Madsen and Robert Wells, all part of the original team.  The company now boasts to be the UK’s leading manufacturer of fire and rescue vehicles.

The Volvo FL is built to take a 6 person crew in the extended crew cab. The appliance features a Volvo Euro-6 compliant D8K280, 280 hp engine with maximum torque of 1700 rpm.  Transmission is fully automatic with integral hydraulic retarder, an electronic braking system, ABS, Anti slip regulation (ASR),  stability control, 5.8 tonne capacity front axle with a full air suspension 19.8 tonne drive axle with locking differential (diff lock). A final safety feature to combat attack – a growing sign of the times – is anti-bandit glass to the windows.

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service is the county-wide statutory emergency Fire & Rescue Service of the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire,  set up in 1974.  It represents the fourth biggest authority of its type in England, with 40 stations, 47 engines and a staff complement of over 950 people.

Absorbing all this information, let’s look at this superb new 1:76 replica, which is decorated in red, sitting on a black chassis and with a matt grey rear roof. The side shutters are masked silver with further yellow masking to the sides and rear. The extensive roof ladders are silver, as are the ladder supports at the back, the right side lower tank cover and the side steps. The cab interior is completely black, with a black finish applied to the exterior mirrors, window frames, mudguards, sun visor and wheel centres. A fine detail on the pillar behind the crew cab window shows the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue badge – a white Tudor rose set in a blue and gold shield, all within a silver star. Proudly worn in both miniature and real-life!

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