As well as getting to try out the new motorcycles, riders Colin Golden and Chris Bowers also benefit from newly designed protective gear
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is getting ready to trial a couple of firefighting motorcycle response units from August (all photos by Tony Thomas)
The 6-month trial will test two BMW RT1200 police-spec bikes that have been kitted out with two 25 liter water tanks and a 30 meter hose reel
Although motorcycles are already being used by Fire Departments throughout the world, this is the first time such a solution has been rolled out in the UK
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service will be joined by a couple of new recruits from next month. For the first time in the UK, two specially-kitted-out firefighting motorcycles will begin attending small rubbish fires as part of a six month feasibility trial. In addition to the customized motorcycles, the Service has also commissioned new protective equipment for the riders.
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