Duxford RFFS

The DAS Fire Service also around this time acquired from the BAA the first of what became a large collection of Spearhead RIV’s with eventually 8 of such being used, some for spares and some operationally.

These were followed by two Nubian Major Foam Tenders..

The Imperial War Museum originally started a Fire Service at Duxford due to a requirement to provide cover for ADAS to carry out daily photo mapping flights using a pair of Piper Aztec aircraft. An ex Royal Air Force Range Rover was purchased for this role, which was manned by what was then Warders. The DAS were not able to cover during the week due to the members working in their full time employment.

A Bedford water tender was later donated to the IWM by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue and this was used to provide domestic cover for the site. The IWM also purchased a ex RAF Range Rover for airfield cover and both these appliances formed the beginnings of the current Fire Service at Duxford.

At the present time the fleet at Duxford consists of 2 x Isuzu / Terberg TACR3 , a Scania Carmichael Viper, plus between March and October - a hired in 6 x 6 Major Foam Tender,  2014-2017 this has been a Carmichael Cobra Mk 1 leased, as are all the vehicles from DTR Terberg

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